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Juli Leonard / The Northwest Herald.."It was a little different feeling...weird...but it's a good cause so I wanted to do it," says Melissa Madsen, a senior at Alden-Hebron Community High School, after she climbs out of a casket..Madsen was part of a simulated car crash to discourage classmates from drinking and driving on prom night..After playing the student who was killed in the crash, the young woman was put in a coffin and rolled into the high school's auditorium for students to pass by after a presentation.."I think it was a good experience and a good way to let others know how important it is to not drink and drive but it's been weird for my family. My mom was almost in tears when I told her I'd be doing it," says Madsen..

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Juli Leonard / The Northwest Herald.."It was a little different feeling...weird...but it's a good cause so I wanted to do it," says Melissa Madsen, a senior at Alden-Hebron Community High School, after she climbs out of a casket..Madsen was part of a simulated car crash to discourage classmates from drinking and driving on prom night..After playing the student who was killed in the crash, the young woman was put in a coffin and rolled into the high school's auditorium for students to pass by after a presentation.."I think it was a good experience and a good way to let others know how important it is to not drink and drive but it's been weird for my family. My mom was almost in tears when I told her I'd be doing it," says Madsen..