ALEXIS CURTIS is shown in front with "victims" and Sierra County Deputy Frank Sanchez at right.
LOYALTON HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR, ALEXIS CURTIS organized Monday’s Every 15 Minutes presentation at the high school as her Senior Project. The Every 15 Minutes program offers real-life experience without the real-life risks. This emotionally charged program is an event designed to dramatically instill teenagers with the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol. Alexis moved to Sierra Brooks from Truckee last November. She says if she did anything different on this project, it would be to not procrastinate, as she did over the summer. She credits local emergency services for “lots of coordination” which made it “super easy.” The emergency services treated it as a training and didn’t have to pay for it all. Alexis plans to attend college to study to become either a large animal veterinary or be a paramedic. “Thank you to everyone for helping,” she says.
AN EVERY 15 MINUTES PRESENTATION was held Monday at Loyalton High School as Alexis Curtis’ Senior Project with local emergency services participating which made for an excellent training. Escorted out of class “by death,” were Aeris Elder, John Boren, Nick Mann, Winston Reugebrink, Caleb Bradley, Bobby Hall, Gavin Whitley, Mandy Truhett. Victims included Hayden Ketchum, Abby Campbell, Luke Campbell, Sami Guidotti, Kennedy Hood, Bryant Doyle and Bret Colburg. Luke Campbell was the “drunk driver,” and led to the sheriff’s vehicle in handcuffs. Setting up the crash scene was Ron’s Tow. Loyalton Fire Department volunteers, Sierra County Sheriff’s deputies and Plumas Health Care ambulance and Care Flight were all on scene. Manni Funeral Home transported the “body.” Classmates were in attendance to watch the somber, deadly spectacle and hopefully, take it to heart to not drink and drive
CARE FLIGHT landed and took off from the football field several times, enacting a real disaster. Fire Chief Shawn Heywood thanks the Explorers for their help, stating that was a “majority of the man power we had today and they represented us well.”