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Paying it forward with Celebrate My Drive

Butler Hgh School students vote for their video submission in State Farm’s “Celebrate My Drive” campaign, which focuses on Drive 2 N 2 - with 2 hands on the wheel and 2 eyes on the road.
Butler Hgh School students vote for their video submission in State Farm’s “Celebrate My Drive” campaign, which focuses on Drive 2 N 2 - with 2 hands on the wheel and 2 eyes on the road.

Last Friday morning I watched him through the window, pacing the length of the deck. John was completely unaware of my gaze as he finally stopped to stare at the water, wiping tears from his face…

Even now, well into the eighth year of this unwanted life, he prefers to cry alone.

What was special about Friday? November 6, 2015 would have been Brian’s twenty-fifth birthday…

Another milestone that will never be achieved…

Bearing witness to my husband’s suffering only furthers my resolve: I don’t want another teenager (or anyone else, for that matter) to lose their life over something entirely preventable.

I am one person with one voice and a singular mission on my mind; however I am limited by my time and ability…

Fortunately, I am not alone in my concern for teen driver safety.

The second phase of State Farm’s national teen driver safety campaign, ‘Celebrate My Drive’, is underway; I am thrilled to tell you a number of schools within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg system have united to make teen driver safety a priority in their schools and surrounding communities! During phase one, the DREAM Teams of Butler HS, East Mecklenburg HS, Independence HS, Myers Park HS and Rocky River HS collaborated to create an action plan and a 30-second video submission about safe driving commitments at their schools…

Their video made the cut!

It was one of the top one hundred; however the overall winners will be determined by the number of votes they receive-the top eleven vote-getting large schools will win a $100,000 grant, which will be announced December 10.

Check out their winning submission and stay tuned to find out if their message of safe driving wins. Thank you for helping make their dream a reality! WE BELIEVE!

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