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FSHS to be honored with grant for supporting Celebrate My Drive

Friday, December 28, 2012

State Farm is honoring Fort Scott High School as one of 452 schools across the U.S. and Canada that were key supporters of the Celebrate My Drive initiative in September.

Fort Scott High School will be presented with their $2,500 grant at halftime of the Fort Scott/Chanute High School boys basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Fort Scott High School.

Nationwide on Sept. 15, 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, a news release said.

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, including Fort Scott -- making it North America's largest-ever simultaneous gathering of new teen drivers.

"We are thankful to Fort Scott High School and everyone who came together in September to help rally communities around new drivers," said agent Kale Nelson said in the release. "Sharing these positive experiences and helping to keep them safe as they explore the road ahead builds stronger communities."

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

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