High schools participate in Truth or Consequences

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Taylor County High School freshmen participated in a Truth or Consequences event sponsored by the Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition on Thursday, March 17.

Campbellsville High School students participated in the event last fall.

Students played roles in various scenarios dealing with substance abuse related behaviors, including possession and/or use of prescription drugs, driving under the influence and possession of alcohol, drugs or drug supplies.

Depending on the scenario, students visited appropriate school personnel, law enforcement officials and/or agencies to experience the consequences of their negative behavior.

Seventeen different community organizations committed their time and effort in making the event a success.

Parents were encouraged to participate with their children. When parents were unable to participate, community volunteers assumed the role of "parents" for the youth and accompanied them as they followed the sequential steps to learning the consequences of their specific scenario.

Guest speakers also talked to the students about either personal or family experiences involving drugs and/or alcohol. Speakers were Lynn Kearney, Taylor County High School teacher and Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsor, and Shannon Gray and other volunteers from The Healing Place of Campbellsville.