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AHS wins $25,000 in safe driving campaign

By Isabella Estrada

State Farm sponsored the Celebrate My Drive campaign earlier this fall. Graphic courtesy of celebratemydrive.com
State Farm sponsored the Celebrate My Drive campaign earlier this fall.
Graphic courtesy of celebratemydrive.com

By finishing in the top 50 schools out of 500, Alameda High has won $25,000 from the State Farm Celebrate My Drive competition in November.

A competition aiming to encourage safe driving among everybody, the “Celebrate My Drive” campaign, sponsored by State Farm, asked for schools to make safe driving pledges and it awarded the 50 schools with highest participation. Schools must be invited to participate in the competition.

A thousand schools competed, 500 large schools and 500 small schools, to see who could get the most people to make safe driving pledges.

Schools who placed in the top 10 got $100,000.

Allen Nakamura, leadership teacher,  says the leadership classes are discussing how to spend the money. They will choose “something to help the entire school.”

“We actually haven’t decided what to do with the money yet,” says senior Angela Borglum, ASB president.

The contest requires that 10 percent of the money goes towards safe driving awareness. “We want to leave it up to the student body through polls, but the administration has the final say,” says Borglum.

Principal Robert Ithurburn, ASB leaders and Nakamura are going to decide what to do with the money.

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