Tuesday, December 4, 2012

CHS Safe Driving Campaign Earns Top 10 for 2012-2013

Students at Creekview High School in Carrollton are working to reduce risky driving behaviors that lead to motor vehicle crashes, the number one killer of teens. Creekview High was selected through a competitive process as one of this year’s Top 10 Project Ignitioncampaigns from across the United States and Canada. Project Ignition is a service-learning program sponsored by State Farm® and coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council®.

On Nov. 27, Creekview’s Project Ignition team received $5,000 to support their participation in the National Service-Learning Conference® in the spring of 2013 in Denver, CO. In addition, they will received a $2,500 grant to implement their yearlong project during the school year. Earlier this year, Creekview was awarded a $2,000 Project Ignition grant to implement their “Good Habits + Careful Driving= Arriving Alive” campaign.

Creekview High School was also be awarded a $2,500 grant for their participation in State Farm’s inaugural Celebrate My Drive® program, which has been billed as the largest one day gathering of new teen drivers ever. The Celebrate My Drive event was on Sept 15 and involved schools in 400 cities across the US and Canada. The local event was at the Stone Briar Mall in Frisco.

To celebrate Creekview’s achievements and dedication to teen driver safety, State Farm presented a check in the school’s gym at halftime of Creekview’s varsity boys home basketball game,  Nov. 27.
“Congratulations to Creekview High for this wonderful accomplishment,” said Mark Cockerham, State Farm’s Vice President of Agency for the DFW area. “We are grateful for students like these who, through Project Ignition and Celebrate My Drive, join us in promoting teen driver safety.”

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