Arrive Alive

Central District Schools Go Above and Beyond

The 2016-2017 "It Only Takes One" campaign came to an end in March 2017 for this years efforts. Six schools in the Central District received awards and honors for their hard work during the six month campaign that ran from October 2016 thru March 2017.

The Sturgeon High School and Iberia High Schools each received a $500 cash Educational Campaign Award. Each school held several events, meetings, held docudramas and reached out to their students and faculty, along with their communities with the Arrive Alive/Buckle Up message. The award will be spent for safety materials and items for their schools.

The Fatima High School from Westphalia was awarded 2nd Place for their PSA (Public Service Announcement). This PSA can be found on our website. The school received a $300 cash award to be used for safety materiansl and items for their school. Fatima also received a Project Graduation Grant from our partner, Mermac Regional Planning Commission out of St. James. It consisted of a cash grant of $200 to be used toward Project Graduation, as well as t-shirts and blanket throws to be given away during the event.

Out of the State of Missouri, the Central District had the Top Three Safety Belt Survey Winners. Two of these schools were 100% Buckled during their surprise Safety Belt Checks, they were Eugene High School and Calvary Lutheran High School. Russellville HIgh School was the 3rd of the top three having 99% Buckled.

"I am very pleased and proud of the students and sponsors in the Central District. Over 30 schools participated from the CD and statewide there were 131 schools in the campaign. The students and sponsors work very hard to promote the safety aspects of Buckling Up and delivering the Don't Drive Distracted message. Each year we have more schools participating and I'm hoping for a higher participation  in October 2017 when the new campaign begins", said Central District representative for the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, Becky Lenon.

"This campaign is a great way to get the students involved in safe driving, show them the consequences of driving distracted, which includes cell phone calls, texting, drinking and driving and making sure they pay attention to all aspects of the road and their surroundings. We stress that everyone Arrive Alive!", said Lenon

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