Uecker Recognizes Batavia High School For Safe Driving Campaign
Batavia High School awarded grant for safe driving efforts
November 22, 2013
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COLUMBUS–Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) presented a proclamation on behalf of the Ohio Senate to Batavia High School this afternoon for receiving a $25,000 grant from the State Farm “Celebrate My Drive” campaign.

Schools across the nation have been working to raise awareness for safe driving while competing for a chance to win several grants through the program. Grants were awarded to the top 100 schools with the most commitments made to safe driving.

“Through their diligent efforts, the students of Batavia High School helped increase awareness for safe driving, and helped remind others that driving is a privilege rather than a right,” said Uecker. “As auto accidents are the number one cause of death amongst teenagers in the United States, it is important that we continue to remind each other that driving is a privilege that requires a lifelong commitment.”
During the week of October 18th the school arranged several events to help raise awareness, including a tailgate party, pep rally and an after school seat belt check.
Celebrate My Drive was created by State Farm in 2012 and since then has been joined by thousands of students, schools and families who are committed to spreading awareness while sharing the belief that safe driving is a lifelong commitment. Click here to find more information on the “Celebrate My Drive” campaign.

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