DeSoto Central High Students Create Powerful Prom Promise Video To Discourage Drinking & Driving

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Prom season is right around the corner. A DeSoto County Sheriff’s Deputy teamed up with students at DeSoto Central High in Southaven, Mississippi to create a Prom Promise video that will leave you speechless.

“Their class put together a story line, showed it to me. I fell in love with it and said ‘hey, let’s put it together. Let’s do it,’” said DeSoto County Sheriff’s Deputy Alex Coker.

DeSoto Central High School Students in the High-Tech Video Production class, also known as Jag TV, wanted to create a Prom Promise video that students and parents would never forget.

“I was the drunk driver,” said Zach Kieffner.

“I was the drunk driver’s date to prom,” said Kamryn Conner.

Six students acted in the video. Deputy Alex Coker filmed it and put it together. A 12-minute video of what can happen to students who decide to drink and drive on prom night.

“The message is don’t drink and drive,” said Margaret Falatko, the High-Tech Video Production teacher.

“If it changes one person’s mind, then at least we’ve done something,” said Kieffner.

Conner admits it wasn’t easy playing her part. She dies in the chopper on the way to the hospital.

“Before I was born I had an uncle that was killed by a drunk driver,” said Conner.

“It tells a very deep, it tells a very emotional story. And you might even catch a tear at the end,” said Deputy Coker.

DCHS principal Cliff Johnston is proud of his students. He said in a statement.

“Safety for our students is always our number one concern. We want our students to have a wonderful experience at prom, but mostly importantly we want them to return home safely”

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