POLAND – Students from Poland Regional High School has formed a group called Maine Youth Voices, part of a statewide group focused on reducing under-age drinking.

The students produced a video that was shown to all students on Alcohol Awareness Day in December. The video was an interview with Michelle Warneke, who lost her sister in a drunk-driving accident.

The students edited and produced the powerful video. They also gave the teachers a list of questions to assist them in discussing the video with the class. The video received positive feedback from faculty and students.

On Dec. 8 the group participated in the second Project Sticker Shock for the year. The students went into Hannaford and Rite Aid in Oxford. Other stores in the area were contacted but declined to assist with the project.

The students placed stickers on alcohol, warning adults of the fines for giving alcohol to minors. The students wanted to do the project around Christmastime in hope of decreasing under-age drinking during the holiday season. They said the project was interesting and fun.

Anyone interested in having the group visit a store should contact the adviser, Lynley Turkington, at 998-5400, ext. 123.


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