Safe driving is in style.
Violet Amidi of Firelands, Brittney Kovacs of Clearview, and Dazhane Hill of Oberlin proved it Wednesday with the “Operation Safe Prom Fashion Show” at the Lorain County JVS.
It showcased how responsibility behind the wheel is a top priority, especially on prom night.
Hill lobbied for an anti-drinking-and-driving message to be part of the show.
“I had a cousin named April who hit a tree on Oberlin Road,” she said. Hill was also impacted by the deaths of two sisters in a car crash close to town.
Kovacs said people are consistently pulled over in front of the vocational school and she wants them to be aware of why they should not drink and drive. “Safe driving is a big deal at the school,” she said.
“Hopefully if you give them stats then they won’t do it,” Amidi said.
“We know prom is one of the most memorable nights of the years,” said Hilary Duffala, instructor for the JVS early childhood education program, which hosted the fashion show.
Students modeled prom dresses provided by David’s Bridal for their peers, performed a skit on drinking and driving, and showed a video about the very real consequences of driving while intoxicated. The video focused on a prom-goer who drank, then killed his date in a crash.
Every JVS student has been asked to sign a pledge to not drink and drive on prom night.
All who agreed to the challenge were entered into a drawing to win a free prom dress, tuxedo, hair duo, nail services, or oil changes.
Valerie Urbanik can be reached at 440-775-1611 or on Twitter @ValUrbanik.
Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Civitas Media
Juniors Violet Amidi of Firelands, Dazhane Hill of Oberlin, and Brittney Kovacs of Clearview hosted an ‘Operation Safe Prom Fashion Show’ at the Lorain County JVS.