© Aaron Stuckel
Students watch attentively as presenter Shayne Stoll talks about the loss of his best friend to a drunk driving accident.
Over 900 Moose Javian students from grades 7 to 12 gathered at Riverview Collegiate for the 2nd annual Challenges and Choices Day.
The theme “Looking after your friends” was apparent in the schools gymnasium with booths set up from various social agencies like SGI’s Report Impaired Driver, Regina Anti-Gang Strategy, Five Hills Health Region, and Moose Jaw City Police.
Presenters addressed all things like bullying, gang violence, and female abuse as well.
But the highlight of the day was a talk from keynote speaker Shayne Stoll, an anti-drinking and driving presenter who has spoken to over 1 million students in his twenty-year career.
“When I started, I really tried to appeal to students like myself,” said Stoll. “I was a hard to reach student by far… and quite often those are the students you need to reach the most.”
For just over one hour, Stoll told funny stories about his best friend in high school and how losing him to a drunk driving accident has affected him.
For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times Herald.