Dallas, TX, November 26, 2012 – 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 Highwas selected through a competitive process as one of this year's Top 10 Project Ignition campaigns 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®.
Creekview's Project Ignition team will receive $5,000 to support their participation in the National Service-Learning Conference® in the spring of 2013 in Denver, CO. In addition, they will receive a $2,500 grant to implement their yearlong project during the school year. Earlier this year, Creekviewwas awarded a $2,000 Project Ignition grant to implement their "Good Habits + Careful Driving = Arriving Alive"campaign.
Creekview High School will 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. Celebrate My Drive took place on Sept 15 and involved schools in 400 cities across the US and Canada. The local event was at the Stonebriar Centre Mall in Frisco.
To celebrate Creekview's achievements and dedication to teen driver safety, State Farm will hold a check presentation in the school's gym at halftime of Creekview's varsity boys home basketball game, Nov. 27. Tipoff is at 7:30pm as the Mustangs take on R.L.Turner. Media is invited to attend.
"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."
Gary Stephenson, Public Affairs Specialist, (501) 615-6004.
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