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Ames Students Grasp Dangers of DWI

DWI Posters

Massapequa ninth graders are taking a stand against drinking and driving while also showing their support for families that have been impacted by tragic decisions.

At the Massapequa High School Ames Campus, students have been learning about the consequences of driving while impaired or intoxicated. In addition to classroom discussions, students also did research on the Mothers Against Drunk Driving website. They used the facts they learned to make educational posters.

Health education chairwoman Denise Baldinger, who teaches several health classes at Ames, also asked her students to write letters to the families of Ethan Falkowitz and Drew Hassenbein. The two 14-year-olds from Roslyn were killed by an alleged drunk driver on May 3, and several others were injured. Students expressed their condolences with heartfelt messages in the handwritten letters, and Ms. Baldinger received dozens of completed letters to send to the two families.