Trident

Every 15 Minutes

An insight on reality

Tara Zadeh, Journalist

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Every 15 minutes is a program that is taking place today on campus. It is centered around creating awareness and contemplation about drinking and driving, as well as maintaining responsibility and making choices that trigger beneficial effects. This program allows the idea of drinking and driving and its consequences to be reinforced into the minds of the young people in society. Not only does it focus on threats to personal safety, but it illuminates the impacts it could potentially have on your family and the people who surround you on a daily basis.
Every 15 minutes originated in Canada and gradually diffused to the United States beginning in Spokane, Washington. The first California presentation was in Chico, and it has since made its way to Newport Beach. Each Every 15 Minutes program is distinct and takes months in advance to plan and prepare, allowing it to correlate directly to the lives of students in each school. Today’s presentation featured Keith Summers, a man who shared his significant story of drinking and driving and how it forever changed his life. Keith began with an explanation of his youth and upbringing. He lived a typical life with loving parents, but often times he was looked upon differently, for he was biracial. Keith spoke of moving to California and becoming successful. Then, he described the night he was in an accident. Summers, who was under the influence of substance, has collided head-on with a vehicle, which resulted in the immediate death of the individual in the other vehicle. Summers was life sentenced, but not because he was a terminally bad person. He had made a mistake, but his mistake impacted him in such a large scale. After serving 18 years, Summers was put on probation, but his years in prison taught him what was really important in his life. He was a changed man, who had the ability to share his story with others and illuminate their lives in such a meaningful way.

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Every 15 Minutes

    School News

    CdM Wrestling: Black and Blue Matches and Four Way Varsity Duals

  • Every 15 Minutes

    School News

    CdM Cross Country at Orange County Championships

  • Every 15 Minutes

    School News

    Battle of the Bay Football

  • Every 15 Minutes

    School News

    Human Relations Council

  • Every 15 Minutes

    School News

    Battle of the Bay Dance

  • Every 15 Minutes

    School News

    Immigrant America

  • Every 15 Minutes

    School News

    What is Immigrant America?

  • Every 15 Minutes

    School News

    Riverside Cross Country Meet

  • Every 15 Minutes

    School News

    Student Resources

  • Every 15 Minutes

    School News

    Battle of the Bay Spirit Week

Navigate Right
The student news site of Corona del Mar High School
Every 15 Minutes