Colts will receive $2000 grant for Peer to Peer Safe Driving Program this Friday at the school
Springfield, Oregon, Feb. 8, 2012 - Thurston High School is one of just 25 winners across the US and Canada in State Farm’s Project Ignition grant competition.
Project Ignition, in its eighth year, is a student-led teen driver safety program developed because car crashes remain the No. 1 killer of youth. Thurston’s teen led Safe Driving Committee is doing its part to change this sad statistic through peer coaching and education in the Eugene/Springfield community.
“The Thurston High students should be proud of this accomplishment,” said Mitch Hanan, Springfield State Farm agent. “They have developed a great program and we at State Farm are very excited to support their efforts in our community.”
Please join us in congratulating Thurston’s Safe Driving Committee on Friday, Feb. 10 at 11:45 in the high school gym as agent Mitch Hanan will present the check to the committee at an all school assembly.
To view a brief summary of the project: http://sfprojectignition.com/showcase/11_12_top25/top25_1112_21.htm
Brad Hilliard, Media Inquiries, (503) 428-4890
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