Every year Royal Valley S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) puts together a Grim Reaper Day. This is a day of awareness for drunk driving. Every 47 minutes, 5 people day from a drunk driving accident. So, to represent these deaths, S.A.D.D. members send a Grim Reaper to choose 5 students every 47 minutes to be "dead" for the rest of the day. This is supposed to show awareness and show students what it would be like if their classmates died in a drunk driving accident. S.A.D.D. members also paint these students' faces white and the victims are not supposed to talk for the rest of the day to help with the effect of them being gone.
Four-year S.A.D.D. member, Caroline Hanson, stated, “This year was fun because I actually got to be the grim reaper, but it’s also really important because it symbolizes people getting killed from drunk driving and that’s a really big issue for teens.”
S.A.D.D. members encourage everyone to be safe and be against making destructive decisions!