Words: Madhu Lal
On April 7, Centennial juniors and seniors were called down to the auditorium during 6th period for an assembly regarding prom and safety.
At the beginning of the assembly, students were handed information about CHS Late Night, the after prom party. Ms. Hafets then addressed safety concerns regarding drinking and driving during and after prom. She also introduced a guest speaker, Nancy Dankos.
Dankos lost her son, Steven Dankos, a football player at River Hill High School in 2007. Her son died as a result of a car accident where the driver of the vehicle was under the influence of alcohol. Dankos urged students to avoid driving under the influence and stressed the consequences of an individuals actions, using her son as a tragic example.
After Dankos’s presentation ended, more information was shared about CHS Late Night, such as the location, Columbia mall and the different activities that students can participate in.