To the Valley News:
We had a successful Arrive Alive Week at the Lake Placid Middle/High School. This week is in support of the Global Youth Traffic Safety Month. The goal is to raise awareness about the tragic death of teens and empower youth to participate in activities to promote traffic safety. With the support of Essex County STOP DWI we were able to provide 100 T-shirts to students participating this week. We appreciated the Lake Placid Police Department and their assigning Patrolman Jim Staats to engage with youth during their high school physical education classes and to Troop B for loaning us Fatal Vision Goggles.
New this year students learned about Sleep Needs, Distracted Driving and Aggressive Driving with materials provided by The National Road Safety Foundation.
Parents: Many of your children had the opportunity to participate in the “Contract for Life” which asks students to accept responsibility for their actions in vehicles and has a place for a parent signature. We hope that this allowed you to have a meaningful discussion about safety with your child.
The generous support of our community allowed our Juniors and Seniors to have an alcohol free After the Prom Party. Our Sponsors include: Adirondack Awards, Inc., AdWorkshop, Barbara S. Dwyer, CPA, Bowl Winkles, Café Rustica, Chair 6, David Balestrini, DMD, Engel & Volkers Lake Placid Real Estate, Essex County Stop DWI, Golden Arrow lakeside Resort, Gordon W. Pratt Agency, Inc., Hannaford’s, Jimmy’s 21, Lake Placid Daily News, Lake Placid Police Department, Lake Placid Speedy Spa, Martina’s European Skin Care, Meg McCandlish, Meister Accounting Services, LLC, Palace Theater, Pirates Cove, Players Sports Bar & Grill, Price Chopper, Roy’s Electric, Ruthie’s Run, Tail O’The Pup, The Bookstore Plus, The Choice “WSLP”, The Cowboy, The National Safety Road Foundation, Town of North Elba Park District, Two Hearts, Whiteface Club & Resort, LLC, William H. Kissel and Wise Guy’s. Please extend your thanks to these businesses and individuals for their part in keeping our children safe.
Tina Clark, CPP
Student Support Counselor, l