“Casey’s Pledge” is a statewide prevention program that encourages youth to take an active role in reducing the negative effects of underage alcohol use and drinking and driving.
In remembrance of Casey Goodwin, a popular young advocate for healthy lifestyles free of alcohol and other drugs, killed in an automobile collision by an underage drinking driver in March, 2003.
Goodwin was on her way home from College to celebrate her mother’s birthday.
Casey’s friends created the Pledge as a way to honor her remarkable commitment to the cause of reducing alcohol related dangers.
Colusa High School Students will be encouraged to sign a pledge card in the shape of a star and receive a wristband to wear during the prom and at future events.
The signed stars will be on display at the school during the week before and after prom.
“We are asking for students to PROMise to stay sober,” said Barbara Hankins, Colusa High School Nurse.