PHS wins $25,000 in national State Farm ‘Celebrate My Drive’ contest

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Parkway High School was on the receiving end of $25,000 this afternoon from State Farm.

The Panthers were awarded for t heir commitment to observe safe driving practices as part of “Celebrate My Drive,” a nationwide contest that encourages parental, teen and community awareness of safe driving.

As part of the contest, students at Parkway came up with various videos, raps and jingles to drive home the message to not text and drive and to keep two eyes on the road and two hands on the steering wheel so we can all enjoy the road. Attached is the winning video that played daily at Parkway, encouraging students to vote for their school via social media to win the “Celebrate My Drive” contest. The three Panthers in the video are Boo McKnight, Kameron Eloph and J.C. Provost-Heron. Also attached is a brief clip of today’s check presentation.

More than 3,200 schools nationwide competed for a $100,000 grand prize and personal concert by the band Perry. Parkway is proud to win $25,000 for the second consecutive year. The Panthers plan to win the big money next year.

Parkway will spend a large part of its prize winnings on a campaign to further drive home the message of safe teen driving practices, which will be incorporated at sporting events and offer drivers’ education scholarships to students in need.