Binghamton City School SAAD Chapter Lights Katie Titus Tree of Life
Binghamton High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions lit the Katie Titus Tree of Life November 30th at the school’s Oak Street courtyard.
The tree is lit with white bulbs every year in memory of Katie Titus who was very involved in the school community. She was a swimmer and a member of the school SAAD chapter. During her junior year she was killed in a car accident at the age of 16.
While the tree is named in Katie’s memory and will have a white light replaced by a red bulb if someone is killed in a drunk driving crash, Katie’s fatal accident was non-alcohol-related.
The students have never had to change a light from white to red in the history of the display.
The tree continues Katie’s effort while she was alive to educate about the dangers of drinking and driving.