State Farm offers grants to students who 'Celebrate My Drive'

Staff Reports • Updated Oct 23, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Three local high schools "Celebrate My Drive" beginning Friday in hopes of winning a grant for their school. Lebanon High School, Mt. Juliet High School and Wilson Central High School will all take part in the State Farm-sponsored competition.

Celebrate My Drive is a friendly competition between high schools to see which one garners the most community commitments to safe driving. Through Oct. 26, community members are encouraged to make a safe driving commitment on behalf of their high school. The more commitments, the better the odds of being awarded a grant.

"I hope we can make this a friendly competition amongst the schools while winning our share of $3.25 million State Farm will be awarding for the votes/commitments starting Friday," said local State Farm agent Jeff Gannon in a press release. "This money is very achievable. One hundred schools will win $25-100,000 each."

Two grand prizes, concerts with Kelly Clarkson, will also be awarded to the school with the most commitments.

Any interested community member can visit celebratemydrive.com to make a safe driving commitment which will earn one vote for the school of choice.

"[Today] through Saturday is the commitment phase (voting) for your schools," Gannon said. "Once your school reaches 100 safe driving commitments, they will show up on the leaderboard on CelebrateMyDrive.com. That is how you will be able to keep track of how well your school is doing."

Commitments can also be made on the Celebrate My Drive Facebook page. There is a limit of one commitment per day per person. Voting ends at midnight Oct. 26.

Winners will be announced Dec. 9, and grants will be awarded between Dec. 18 and Jan. 18.

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