East High students’ video places top 100 in national teen safety contest


November 10, 2015


The following news release is shared by East High and the Alaska Injury Prevention Center. Your vote is needed to help the school win a $100,000 grant.



For more information, contact:

Megan Hatswell, East High School Assistant Principal, (907) 742-2192, Hatswell_megan@asdk12.org

Beth Schuerman, Alaska Injury Prevention Center, (907) 929-3939, beth.schuerman@gmail.com


Alaskans can vote online to land East High School a $100,000 prize in the national Celebrate My Drive contest hosted by State Farm Insurance. The contest will conclude with 22 high schools in America winning $100,000 each, totaling 2.2 million in grants. More than 1,000 videos were submitted into the contest and East High School Student Government’s submission made the final 100.


The theme of the video contest is Drive 2N2. Teen crashes are the number one killer of teens and the first year of driving is the most dangerous. Drive 2N2 was created by State Farm Insurance in an effort to combat this epidemic and raise awareness around the importance of teen driver safety. Drive 2N2 is a simple habit ~ 2 eyes on the road and 2 hands on the wheel.


WATCH THE VIDEO: www.celebratemydrive.com

VOTE: Individuals over 14 years of age may place one vote every day between Nov. 9 and Nov. 13.


Alaska Injury Prevention Center has worked with many ASD high school student groups in creating powerful and positive media messages about safety to share with their peers with generous funding from State Farm Insurance. Beth Schuerman, AIPC project director, said they are impressed with the extraordinary work done by East students with both the Raise Your Voice teen media project and the high school Buckle Up campaigns. Both projects had an evaluation component showing an increase in teen knowledge and positive attitude change. 

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