Friday, 18 October 2013 00:00
Manhasset High School has an exciting opportunity to win $100,000 and a concert by superstar Kelly Clarkson and promote safe teen driving techniques all at the same time.
Celebrate My Drive is a one week program that runs from October 18-26 to coincide with Teen Driver Safety Week. It’s free to register at www.celebratemydrive.com and anyone age 14 and up may cast a daily vote during that week for Manhasset High School. The more votes the school garners, the better the chances are of winning.
The first year of driving can be the most dangerous one of all for new drivers and car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. By partnering with Celebrate My Drive, a program established by State Farm Insurance, Manhasset High School wants to encourage young drivers to make the right choices when behind the wheel.
“It’s our responsibility to make sure our kids are aware of how to drive safely” states Dr. Dean Schlanger, principal of Manhasset’s Secondary School. “This program is a great way to teach kids in a fun and educational way the rules of the road”.
Celebrate My Drive will also be a key component for the upcoming Sprit Week which runs from Oct. 15 and culminates on Oct. 19 with a community parade and homecoming football game. Because the safe driving initiative will be a prime focal point for Spirit Week, activities will include having students try on vision impaired goggles to emphasize the highly adverse effects drinking has on eyesight, balance and response capabilities.
The program is also being sponsored by the Coalition for a Safer Manhasset, the Manhasset School and Community Association, the Manhasset Student Union and Nancy Morris State Farm Insurance.
Katie Miller with the Coalition for a Safer Manhasset says “as parents, teachers, role models and adults, it’s our job to keep everyone in our community safe. This is a great way to do it in a low-key, non-pressure way. That, along with the chances of winning money for our school and a great concert, make our involvement with the cause a perfect fit.”
Register today at www.celebratemydrive.com or call 365-2525. Begin voting on October 18. Go Manhasset!