Student campaigns against drunk driving

Amelia High School senior Heather Pendergrass never wants to see another student become a drunk driving statistic.

Therefore, as part of Heather’s West Clermont Senior Exit Action Project, she studied and researched drunk driving fatalities, wrote a research paper on the topic, prepared and presented power-point presentations to different groups, and set up a display of crosses in front of the Amelia High School in memory of those young people killed in alcohol related crashes.

Pendergrass, 18, also made an accompanying large sign to hover over the crosses to further discourage drinking and driving.

“I chose this action project because it is a topic that interests me,” she said while setting up the crosses May 1. “I am on a mission to get harsher laws for OVI and DUI offenders – I don’t think they are strict enough.”