State attorney general to speak at Elmhurst - October 03, 2005

Record Number: 1790
Displayed from: Oct 03, 2005 , until: Oct 05, 2005

Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter will speak about the dangers of drinking and driving to students from all of FWCS high schools on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Elmhurst High School. The 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. presentation, Make the Right Choice, will also include featured speakers Brandon and Tony Siveria. Shortly before his high school prom, then 17 year-old Brandon Silveria was involved in a near fatal crash after drinking a couple of beers at a high school party. After enduring a coma for nearly three months and another three years of painful rehabilitation, Brandon and his father Tony tour America's high schools full-time on behalf of The Century Council, a national non-profit organization funded by America's leading distillers and dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking problems. Despite his permanent and visible speech and walking disabilities, Brandon delivers a compelling message to teens about the dangers of drinking and driving. Over two million students nationwide have heard Brandon's message. Media are invited to attend the program, which will be followed by a reception in the media center from10:30-11 a.m. All students attending will have parental permission to be interviewed/photographed. Elmhurst is located at 3829 Sand Point Road. Principal is Barbara Gentry.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.