Hannah Rodriguez: It’s just one week

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By Hannah Rodriguez

I am as ready as anyone to get out of school for spring break. This has felt like the longest week of my life as well. While I’m ready to get out and have fun, I just want to remind everyone that spring break is one week. One week out of the hundreds in your future that can have such a huge impact on where your life can go from here.

The car out front is a reminder of what can happen when you get behind the wheel, no matter how fine you think you are, because I promise, you’re not fine. It is not worth it.

If you have yet to follow the Walton County Sheriff’s Department on twitter than I would like to inform everyone that on the first day of spring break last week, there were already 19 arrests for possession of alcohol under the age of 21. The sheriff’s department is cracking down, and have no plans of slowing down by the end of the week.

I’m not trying to scare anyone, or try and convince everyone to give up on fun plans, because I want to have fun as well. Just be safe and realize you have so much more in your future that can be impacted from one week. There are academic scholarships, athletic scholarships and so much more on the line, and that is much more important that one night of partying.