Norwich needs support for after-prom party

NORWICH – The Norwich High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Chapter, in association with this year’s after prom committee, are seeking donations for its ninth annual after prom party.

“Our goal is to provide a safe environment for students following the prom,” said committee member Kathie Deierlein. “It’s important to both students and parents to continue the tradition of keeping our students safe, especially this night.”

Motor vehicle crashes remain the number one cause of death among youth ages 15 to 20, and there were 7,460 youth motor vehicle deaths in 2005, including both drivers and passengers, according to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, which added that 28 percent of 15 to 20 year-old drivers who were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2005 had been drinking.

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