Mt. Carmel High School kicking off "Celebrate my Drive" week | Community Spirit
Mt. Carmel High School will be kicking off "Celebrate my Drive" week beginning October 18.
"Celebrate my Drive" is a nationwide contest put on by State Farm to bring awareness to "National Teen Driver Safety Week," which is October 18-26.
Mt. Carmel is the only community in the country to win a State Farm grant two years in a row.
Mt. Carmel High School is a small school in a rural community. Shelley Richardson of the Mt. Carmerl school district says, "we really come together when its something that benefits our kids."
Richardson says the community has lost students from car crashes in the past few years. She says it's an issue close to their hearts because it affects their students and kids. She adds they're just doing what they can to get the word out to the community, especially the youth.
"Distracted driving is a big concern among new drivers, so we want to bring the focus to that issue," says Richardson.
During "Celebrate my Drive" week there will be a speaker who will be talking about healthy choices as well as a driving simulator. Students and community members will also be encouraged to make commitments to safe driving.
The top school in the small school category, with the most commitments, will receive $100,000 and a free concert from Kelly Clarkson.
The school district asks for other area communities to help. If they win, those communities will be invited to the free Kelly Clarkson concert in Mt. Carmel.
If you would like more information on "Celebrate my Drive" you can go to their website.