Cascade FFA promotes ATV safety

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
FFA members pose in front of Susan Smithson's ambulance simulator at Cascade High School, which they used to film a public service announcement. Front row, from left: Jontahon Young, Brianna Ledbetter, Makenzie Parker. Back row: C.J. Porter, Emily Yates, Emily Houle.
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Cascade FFA is participating in the Tennessee ATV Safety program, the only one of its kind. The top six counties in Tennessee ranked on the number of ATV accidents reported at Vanderbilt were invited to participate. The Cascade FFA and Bedford County 4-H are collaborating to promote ATV safety. The members attended an eight-hour workshop in September and were assigned several activities to complete.

The members enlisted the help of the Cascade High School Art Club to design a shirt. Winners were selected and all participating members received a shirt and a drawstring bags provided by the program as prizes.

The seven members on the committee filmed a 60-second public service announcement promoting ATV safety. They filmed at their places of employment and/or where they spend most of their time. Next, they used Susan Smithson's ambulance simulator; portrayed injuries and discussed how ignoring safety rules could have a negative impact on their lives. Zack Spears' STEM classes assisted in editing the PSA.

The ATV safety committee filmed its PSA at the students' places of employment. Tristan Crick is being filmed by Emma Alexander at Stonewall Ridge Farm in Shelbyville.
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On Feb. 22, the FFA students will conduct an ATV Safety Pep Rally at Cascade. They have several guest speakers, demonstrations, and information lined up for the day.

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