JENKINTOWN – Junior and senior students at St. Basil Academy in Jenkintown were featured in a video that aired on the Jan. 30 episode of “Extreme Makeover Home Edition.” The theme of the show was about the responsibility of driving, and during the taping the students pledged not to text and drive.
Senior Student Council President Darcy O’Hara and senior Student Council Vice President Jenna Wright, accompanied by faculty, cheerleaders and the school mascot, led the students in an energetic pledge to take driving responsibly.
St. Basil was the only Pennsylvania high school in the video, which featured various high schools throughout the country.
This is the second time that St. Basil has been chosen to represent students pledging to not text and drive. In Spring 2010 the students won a concert sponsored by radio station Q102 as part of a contest promoting the dangers of texting and driving.