Vail Christian students’ safe-driving campaign rewarded |

Vail Christian students’ safe-driving campaign rewarded

Special to the DailyVail Christian HIgh School students Taya, Eric, Julie Haller (staff sponsor), Michaela, Liz, Devon, and Ashlyn are working on a campaign to get their peers to drive safely.

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado ” A group of Vail Christian High School students are making sure their peers stay safe on the roads starting this spring.

In hopes of saving teen lives before the prom, graduation and summer seasons, National Organizations for Youth Safety and The Allstate Foundation awarded $1,000 to Vail Christian High School in Edwards for its safe teen driving project, which is part of the Act Out Loud: Raising Voices for Safe Teen Driving contest.

The contest, created in honor of National Youth Traffic Safety Month, identifies and rewards the nation’s best teen-led, school-based smart driving projects based on originality, level of involvement and communication of safe driving messages and themes.

The Vail Christian students designed the “Distracted and Drowsy Driving…Deadly!” project, which will focus on text messaging and other dangerous driving habits. The school’s team, Saints Alive, will partner with the Eagle County Sherriff’s Office to host a presentation on distracted driving.

Viewers can log on to and track the progress of the students’ project. Online voting of all 20 submissions is May 11-22. The winning project with the most online votes will be announced May 27.

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