The Army and Navy Academy Counseling Department had the honor of hosting Mothers Against Drink Driving (MADD) on campus for this grading period’s character development lesson focused on responsibility.
Cadets had the opportunity to hear real-life stories from MADD representatives, Cristi Walker and Kim Kennedy. The hands-on lesson involved having the Cadets wear goggles that impaired their vision, as if they were intoxicated. Cadets then tried to complete tasks, like walking in a straight line or catching a ball, while wearing the goggles. MADD also brought a car onto campus that was damaged in a drunk driving accident to show the deadly effects of drunk driving.
It was a great exercise that clearly demonstrated the dangers of drinking and driving. Special thanks to the Counseling Department for organizing this very important character development seminar.