Posted: Sep 20, 2013 8:52 PM by Keele Smith - MTN News
Students at East Middle School in Butte, hit the streets on Friday to take a stand against underage drinking.
More than 600 seventh and eighth graders were blasted with bright colored powder as they walked and ran Mariah's Mile on Friday.
Mariah Daye McCarthy, who was a student at East Middle School, was killed in 2007 by an underage drunk driver.
Her parents then created Mariah's Challenge and set up a scholarship fund for students who remain free of a minor in possession charge throughout high school.
East Middle School continues to teach students about the dangers of drunk driving and underage drinking.
One student says the day is all about Mariah.
Eighth grader Madison Joseph said, "She's missing out on this but we're all here to support her and what happened to her and spread the word about drunk driving."
Friday wraps up Character Counts Week at East Middle School.
Before the run, students signed an anti-bullying poster that will be on display for the rest of the school year.