Ocean Springs High School

Ocean Springs High School in Ocean Springs, Mississippi started out the year with a membership driver during the Back to School club Fair.  In September the SAVE Club entered a float in the Homecoming parade and used the platform to promote safety and anti bullying.   The SAVE Club also sponsored the MS Highway Patrol in an assembly
for juniors and seniors which addressed all aspects of safe driving. During lunch, all students were given the opportunity to witness a roll-over simulation both with and without sealbelts.

During Safe Schools Week in October a different awareness activity took place each day.  Included was a day for students to “tag” each other with positive comments on Facebook and Twitter, a Mix it up at Lunch Day, a day to wear orange for non-violence and one to wear purple for peace.

In December SAVE members adopted a senior citizen, a young girl, and a young boy and provided Christmas Gifts for them.

During Anti Discrimination Week, students participated in various types of “dress-up” activities each day to represent anti discrimination events. The chapter co-sponsored a suicide prevention and anti-cyber bullying event with the Ocean Springs Mentor Group. During Prom week they hosted a prom promise pledge. When students purchased their prom tickets they signed a pledge to not drink and drive on Prom night. The week before seniors graduate, there will be announcements about driving safely on graduation night.

The chapter also plans to purchase a memorial bench and plant a tree in honor of students who have lost their lives due to violence or accidents.

The SAVE Advisor at Ocean Springs High is Carolyn Boyd.

October 24, 2013 – OSHS group gets grant to promote safe driving, living – Ocean Springs Gazette