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Decide to Drive: Student Advocacy Magazine Contest Winners

Mar 24, 2014

During fall 2013, “Decide to Drive: A Student Advocacy Program,&#8221, a high school distracted driving awareness curriculum, was created and distributed by Scholastic with the AAOS and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance), to approximately 200,000 high school teachers nationwide.

Through the curriculum, U.S. high school students: assessed, observed and recorded distracted driving in their own communities, role played how to start a conversation with a driver about their distracted driving behaviors, researched local laws and distracted driving incidences, and examined and use national statistics on distracted driving.

The program culminated with a contest through which the students were invited to form teams of three or four teens to create their own student advocacy magazines with eye-catching visuals, though-provoking statistics, and persuasive tips/essays on preventing distracted driving. Nearly 400 entries were submitted by approximately 1,200 students from schools across the country. Below are the results.

Winning Entries

First Place

School: Kamehameha (Pukalani, HI)

Teacher: Kye Haina

Students: Jaylin Kekiwi, Maile Sur, Daisy Draper, Destinee Murray

Second Place

School: Centennial (Peoria, AZ)

Teacher: Mylynda Koener

Students: Rebekah Brewer, Brianna Koener, Stephanie Winning, Cody Wong

Third Place

School: Centennial (Peoria, AZ)

Teacher: Mylynda Koener

Students: Mia Neumann, Gwen Shamley, Jesse Hernandez, Kody Lewis

Honorable Mentions

School: Campbellsville (Campellsville, KY)

Teacher: Andrea Lawler

Students: Nathan Riggs, Ethan Bailey, Caleb Gupoton, Dakota Cravens

School: Centennial (Peoria, AZ)

Teacher: Mylynda Koener

Students: McKenna Fosdick, Lucy Nicole-Fylling, Vanessa Freeman

School: Centennial (Peoria, AZ)

Teacher: Mylynda Koener

Students: Tyler Manning, Ryan Bowman, Myrna Abdel-Aziz, Tyler Crump

School: Fountain Hills (Fountain Hills, AZ)

Teacher: Karla Primosch

Students: Patrick Horba, James Krupski, Clinton Donahue

School: Francis Howell North (St. Charles, MO)

Teacher: Diane Fingers

Students: Zoe Willott, Elizabeth Jansen, Emily Wilson, Olivia Williams

School: New Tech (Fort Wayne, IN)

Teacher: Elizabeth Bryan

Students: Tin Oo, Erin Purcell, Sabrina Loving

School: New Tech (Fort Wayne, IN)

Teacher: David Flesch

Students: Michael Rowlett, Cody Meyer, A’Shaneia Washington, Rachel Shie

School: New Tech (Fort Wayne, IN)

Teacher: Ginger Giessler

Students: Tamia Martin, Sierra Lehman, Zachary Chadwick, Teshlynn Shuttleworth

School: New Tech (Fort Wayne, IN)

Teacher: Eric Toy

Students: Jaycob Hartleroad, Hnin Haymar, Emily Simerman, Premiere Grubbs

School: New Tech (Fort Wayne, IN)

Teacher: Eric Toy

Students: Kara Lilly, Nicole Wilson, Tristian Tucker, Zoey Woods

School: North Allegheny (Wexford, PA)

Teacher: Janellen Lombardi

Students: Bobby Upton, Audrey Immonen, Charlie Brickner, Cassie Majewski

School: North Allegheny (Wexford, PA)

Teacher: Janellen Lombardi

Students: Jason Hu, Natalie Morrissey, Marisa Delsignore, Michael Tai

School: North Allegheny (Wexford, PA)

Teacher: Janellen Lombardi

Students: Erics Fan, Maddie Lambert, Lena Vodovitz, Ann Sippel

School: North Allegheny (Weford, PA)

Teacher: Janellen Lombardi

Students: Anna Sinelnikova, Jennifer Hofmann, Sisi Tang

School: Ronald W. Reagan Doral (Dade, FL)

Teacher: Allison Ibarra

Students: Maria Croes, Karen Schlicht, David Castano

School: Ronald W. Reagan Doral (Dade, FL)

Teacher: Allison Ibarra

Students: Ariana Avila, Marialaura Garcia, Diana Ruiz, Logan Schroeder-Stephens

School: Ronald W. Reagan Doral (Dade, FL)

Teacher: Allison Ibarra

Students: Waleria Duarte, Samikai Rosado, Nathalie Sendrea

School: Springfield Clark (Springfield, OH)

Teacher: Mary Leonard

Students: Ty Probst, Nicholas Burkhard, Dustin Gammon

School: St. Paul’s (Covington, LA)

Teacher: Brad Guillory

Students: Drew Bratschi, Walden Perry, Ross Allbritton

School: St. Paul’s (Covington, LA)

Teacher: Brad Guillory

Students: Kyle Cleveland, Benjamin Dantin, Gunnar Young

School: Susan E. Wagner (Staten Island, NY)

Teacher: Lori McLoughlin

Students: Ella Gregorio

School: Traverse City St. Francis (Traverse City, MI)

Teacher: Cheryl Schmuckal

Students: Bussell, Jarvis, Morgan, Zamarron

School: Wasilla (Wasilla, AK)

Teacher: David Ralph

Students: Noah Brown, Kyla Busness, Matthew Ghering, Mitchell Hansen


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