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October 19, 2012

State Farm grants $2,500 to West Point High School for Celebrate My Drive program


State Farm Insurance

CULLMAN — National Teen Driver Safety Week is a time to honor those who actively support teens as they learn to drive safely and get ready for the road ahead.

During this week, State Farm honored West Point High School in Cullman as one of 452 schools across the U.S. and Canada that were key supporters of the Celebrate My Drive safe driving initiative in September. West Point High School was presented with their $2,500 grant at the school Oct. 18. The grant will be used to fund driver safety programs at the school.

Across North America in September, high school officials, safety advocates, local law enforcement, and government leaders joined with more than 1,400 State Farm agents and tens of thousands of teens and their parents for a celebration of this year’s class of new teen drivers. State Farm is taking a different approach to teen driving safety by sharing positive driving habits and experiences rather than some of the more traditional approaches that often scare new drivers.

The company celebrated new drivers at more than 400 Celebrate My Drive events organized in communities large and small — making it North America’s largest-ever simultaneous gathering of new teen drivers.

“We are thankful to West Point High School and everyone who came together in September to help rally communities around new drivers,” says State Farm Senior Agency Specialist Brandi McDonald. “Sharing these positive experiences and helping to keep them safe as they explore the road ahead builds stronger communities,” she says.

For more information and a complete list of all grant winners: www.celebratemydrive.com.