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Mya Hadley and Kenzie Davis catch a local commuter on their way to school.

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The organizations of SADD and NHS hosted a seatbelt awareness initiative on the morning of May 11. In commemoration of the tragic roll-over accident that occurred in Fairfield, MT, where student Lauryn Goldhahn lost her life too early on account of not wearing her seat belt, students remembered and honored #buckleupblue4Lauryn.

On this morning, members of these organizations stood outside the parking lots, seeking drivers and passengers who were “buckled-up” for safety. Cars were given signature blue ribbons to honor Lauryn’s passing in order to catch those that were practicing seat-belt safety and to also encourage more people to use their seat belt while driving. Overall, about 65 students were caught using their seat belts while driving and were entered into a random drawing for a chance to win $25 worth of Baker Bucks from these organizations. Students’ names were drawn this week as well and the two winners were Jaron Kesinger and Jonathon Reetz. This was a great way to hold onto a special life lost while also promoting an important cause in our community to help others remain alive and safe for years to come!

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