Students from Cumby High School placed third in TXDoT’s Project Celebration Video contest. Cumby High School students Lisa Massey, Faith Greaves, Ken Chapin, Kadden Cota, Alize Lopez, Matthew Wheat, Haley Abrams, and Jadryen Long participated in the project.
Students worked in teams to write, shoot and produce a short video Public Service Announcement (PSA) that emphasizes the dangers teen drivers sometimes face, such as distracted driving, speeding, not wearing seat belts, or driving under the influence. In doing so, they earned a $1,000 mini-grant from TxDOT to spend on their Project Celebration celebration.
Project Celebration events are conducted by educators, parents and community partners to help keep students safe and alcohol-free throughout the school year, especially during school-related celebrations. The activities provide students ongoing education on the dangers of impaired driving, with concentrated education scheduled around events such as spring break, prom or graduation.