2M2L Back to School Bash Saturday at Wentz Pool
Beverly Bryant - August 23, 2017 8:53 am
The 2M2L (2 Much 2 Lose) group is sponsoring the Ponca City High School Back to School Bash this Saturday, Aug. 26.
Admission begins at 5:30 p.m. at Wentz Pool. Those that are pre-registered as part of the volley ball tournament can enter at 5 p.m. PoHi students must have their school ID to enter. The pools will be open and those planning to swim must have a swimsuit.
The school’s representative for 2M2L is PoHi Science Teacher Zach Murray. 2M2L is a nationwide project which aims to decrease underage drinking and related social problems, decrease youth access to alcohol through retail and social sources, increase community-level support for environmental change, and increase youth-driven prevention activities.
PoHi’s 2M2L project is successful because of the many local businesses that have donated door prizes or funds to purchase door prizes for this event. Some of the door prizes that will be given away are laptops, PS4s and Beat headphones, etc. There will be free pizza, water and snow cones.
The project is funded by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. The project’s comprehensive plan includes law enforcement training and technical assistance, community mobilization, strategic partnership development, youth leadership development, alcohol retailer training, interagency collaboration, and media advocacy.
The event ends at 9 p.m. Those that leave the grounds early will not be permitted to re-enter.
The PoHi School Resource Officers are pictured here with some students as they prepare for the Back to School Bash this Saturday at Wentz.
From left, back row, are Corporal Eric Welch, Katie Nichols, Jordan Collins, Gabriel Ortiz, Madison Kimbrel, Jordan Payne, Zach Murray and Sergeant Manny Lara. Front row, Jetin Kinenmij, Kayla Stephens, Martezz Carnes, and Rachelann Colson.