The Westford Parent Connection is celebrating its thirteenth anniversary during the 2013–2014 school year. The WPC was formed in 2001 to provide Westford parents and guardians enrichment and educational events to help address a variety of social and emotional issues pertaining to their children's development. The WPC works collaboratively with groups throughout the community, to ensure we address the right topics at the right time. We are grateful for the support from the Westford Public Schools, the Westford Health Department, the Roudenbush Community Center, the Westford Elementary PTO, and the Westford Middle School PTO. To learn more about the organization, contact WPC President Mary Anne Seraphin at email@example.com.
Taylor’s Message: The Dangers Of Underage Binge Drinking - January 22, 2014
Taylor was a beautiful 17 year-old embracing her senior year at King Philip High School in Wrentham, MA. Her friends described her as someone who had a positive, outgoing, confident personality, well liked by everyone who met her. She was her parents only daughter.
Taylors life ended early in her senior year, October 2008, because poor of choices. It was homecoming night and Taylor and her friends decided to go to a series of underage parties. They ended the night at an abandoned airport, deep into the woods. This is where Taylor found herself lost and alone - fighting through the thick dark woods, swamp & river to get home. She never showed up. She was found three days later, face down in only two feet of water in a swampy marsh.
Taylor’s Mom, Kathi, was not willing to let Taylor’s passing have no meaning. Wanting to make something good come from the experience of losing Taylor, combined with staggering youth underage drinking statistics are what drives Kathi to share Taylor’s Message.