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Grim reality day captivates with powerful message Photos by Hannah bolandian '19 and maddie phelps '19

Grim Reality Day, known as Grim Reaper Day in past years, reminds students of the devastating repercussions of driving under the influence of substances. The day is organized and run by the Teen Awareness Group (TAG), and features a speaker, activities, and statistics around the school to demonstrate how driving intoxicated can change many lives forever.

(Above) Members of TAG stand in front of Staples before the school day begins with an impactful statistic about drunk driving. Photo by Hannah Bolandian '19

Posters with substance abuse-related statistics lined the walls of the Staples hallways on Grim Reality Day. Photos by Maddie Phelps '19
(Left) Lili Romann '19 and Grace Roseme '19, the Presidents TAG, introduce featured speaker John Morello (pictured on the right). Photos by Maddie Phelps '19.
More statistics cover the walls of the ramp to the cafeteria. Photo by Hannah Bolandian '19
Grim Reality Day also featured a Wellness Fair during all three lunch waves, which had a variety of informative activities such as intoxication goggles (shown below).
A student attempts to walk in a straight line while wearing intoxication goggles. Photos by Maddie Phelps '19
Members of TAG pose for a photo at one of the booths at the Wellness Fair. Students were able to create their own stress balls with balloons and rice. Photo by Hannah Bolandian '19.

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