Pacelli students learn dangers of impaired driving
Students at Pacelli High School learned Monday about the dangers of impaired driving, and they were urged during an assembly at the school to sign a pledge to never text while driving.
The event featured a demonstration of a new impaired driving simulator that four Pacelli High School seniors — Max Lundgren, Katie Olson, Sydney Otis and Courtney Kizewski — raised $10,700 to purchase. The group took on the project as part of Destination Imagination, a program that challenges teens to solve problems in a group.
During the assembly, Pacelli Principal Jeff Brengman presented the four students with recognition awards from Gov. Scott Walker for their efforts.
Representatives from AT&T, which donated $2,500 toward the simulator purchase, attended the event along with members of the Wisconsin State Patrol and State Rep. Katrina Shankland of the 71st Assembly District.
The event also featured a showing of “The Joey Story,” a video about Pacelli graduate Joey Trzebiatowski who died with two other young men in April in an alcohol-related car crash. During their presentation, the Pacelli seniors said they hoped to avoid further tragic deaths like Trzebiatowski’s through education with the simulator.