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Lambert students host event to raise drunk driving awareness
Honoring 15-year-old classmate that was killed in a wreck last summer
Eliza Farrell
Eliza Farrell, 15, was killed in a wreck July 4, 2017. The driver who reportedly ran a stop sign in Dawsonville and caused the wreck was later arrested for driving under the influence.

Three juniors from Lambert High School are making it their mission to promote awareness and raise funds aimed at discouraging drinking and driving.

Meg Dpollack, Felicia Ling and Lauren Webb have organized a drive-in movie screening of “Captain America: Civil War,” at Lambert High School’s student parking lot 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24.

They’ll be selling tickets at the event, the proceeds of which will go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (or, MADD).

They undertook the endeavor because their friend, Eliza Farrell, 15, was killed in a wreck July 4, 2017. The driver who reportedly ran a stop sign in Dawsonville and caused the wreck was later arrested for driving under the influence.

Farrell, a rising junior at Lambert in south Forsyth, was sitting in the rear passenger seat of a 2006 Acura that was traveling west on Industrial Park Road when it was struck on that side by a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup truck, which was heading south on Lumpkin Campground Road.

“Eliza was a wonderful young lady who exemplified the best that Lambert strives for,” Principal Gary Davison said, after the tragedy occurred. “She was kind, well-liked, hard-working. Her legacy will remain at Lambert as long as those who knew her. We will all greatly miss her.”

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is an organization that seeks to stop drunk driving, support those affected by drunk driving, prevent underage drinking and strive for stricter impaired driving policy.