Finley student's post goes viral - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Finley student's post goes viral

Posted: Updated:

KENNEWICK, WA - Nesha Wesson is a small town girl with big dreams of changing lives. On Friday, March 3rd, this senior at rural River View High School in Finley did just that. Nesha posted a photograph and poem to her Facebook page that now has over 54,600 shares from around the world, and she is receiving messages of thanks from complete strangers.

Nesha's post was a result of the "Every 15 Minutes" program her high school presented on March 3rd. This emotional and impactful program is designed to raise awareness about alcohol-related deaths. During the culminating presentation of Every 15 Minutes, police officers reenact what happens when a teen dies in a car crash after drinking and driving. The photograph Nesha snapped is from that reenactment, while the origin of the accompanying poem is unknown. 

After posting the photo and poem to her Facebook page, Nesha quickly began receiving likes, comments, and messages from people around the U.S., and then around the globe. One message reads:

"I know you don't know me and I hope you read this but the E15M movement that your high school did made it all the way to some of my friends in Indianapolis Indiana. I just recently lost a really close friend to drunk driving so what you and your classmates did was absolutely amazing. Really puts into perspective on how much it impacts not only our lives as teens but what it does to the families of the person that was killed...Again thank you for sharing this!!"

Nesha is astonished and touched at the impact her social media post is making, saying that she hopes this is the "start of a movement."

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Tri-CitiesTri-Cities NewsMore>>

  • SWX High School Football - Game of the Week Scores 10-19-18

    Saturday, October 20 2018 1:32 AM EDT2018-10-20 05:32:10 GMT

    SWX Game of the Week Scores 10-19-18

    More >>

    SWX Game of the Week Scores 10-19-18

    More >>
  • July 4th shooting suspect arrested

    July 4th shooting suspect arrested

    Friday, October 19 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-10-20 00:48:34 GMT
    RICHLAND, WA - The suspect in the 4th of July shooting at Howard Amon Park in Richland is now in jail. Right now, Kenyatta Turner is charged with first degree assault. Police say just before 8 that night, two groups of people got into some type of confrontation and someone fired off a gun, hitting 24-year-old Sergio Rivera of Pasco. Police arrested two other people in connection to the shooting.More >>
    RICHLAND, WA - The suspect in the 4th of July shooting at Howard Amon Park in Richland is now in jail. Right now, Kenyatta Turner is charged with first degree assault. Police say just before 8 that night, two groups of people got into some type of confrontation and someone fired off a gun, hitting 24-year-old Sergio Rivera of Pasco. Police arrested two other people in connection to the shooting.More >>
  • Protecting your digital footprint

    Protecting your digital footprint

    Thursday, October 18 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-10-19 01:22:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON= October is named National Cyber Security Awareness Month by the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security

    More >>

    WASHINGTON= October is named National Cyber Security Awareness Month by the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security

    More >>