Huskers talk to students about prom

By: Kelly Sommariva

It's prom weekend at Pius. That means lots of fun but also lot of chances to make poor decisions. Bo Pelini wants to make sure that doesn't happen.

You are what you choose. That's the message Head Football Coach Bo Pelini brought to students at Pius. “That's what it comes down to, are you willing to stand on your own two feet and be responsible to make the right decisions for the right reasons,” said Pelini.

Freshman wide receiver, Jamal Turner, says in college, drinking and doing drugs have become the norm. “It happens a lot and I've almost been peer pressured but I was strong enough to tell myself, no, that's not the right way to go,” said Turner.

Coach told students he's seen too many with the attitude 'it won't happen to me' but the reality is, it probably will.

“You're going to become what choices you make. That's what's going to lead you to have a success or wasted opportunities in life,” said Pelini.

Pius senior, Kyle Vermaas, asked Bo to speak to the school. It's part of their student club that's against drugs and alcohol. He hopes as girls and guys get their tuxes and dresses ready for Saturday, they will also remember an important message from Coach.

“We wanted to have it fresh in kids' memories so they can remember what not to do and what to do and make the right decisions and have fun responsibly.”

Coach Pelini is an expert on making tough decisions on and off the field. “The success of our football team stems from things other than what happens in between the white lines.”

A busy week for Bo, his team is getting ready for a big Saturday as well, not prom, but the annual Spring Game.