Creekside High finalist in national PSA competition

St. Johns County school could win up to $100K

Creekside cheerleader goes through distracted driving exercise.
Creekside cheerleader goes through distracted driving exercise.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A local high school has been selected to compete for $100,000 in a national teen driver safety awareness competition sponsored by State Farm.

‘Drive 2N2' was created by State Farm in an effort to raise awareness for the importance of teen driver safety. ‘Drive 2N2' encourages a simple driving habit, ‘2 eyes on the road and 2 hands on the wheel.' This can help reduce distracted driving while building teen confidence on the road.

Of the 100 total chosen finalists in the country, Creekside High School is one of eight Florida schools and is the only school in northeast Florida competing in the State Farm "Celebrate My Drive" PSA video contest.

The top 11 of the 50 will win a grant of $100, 000.

"Our PSA submission was fully produced by the television production class," said Kerry McClure, television and production instructor, CHS. "This is a huge accomplishment."

The contest requirements include creating a :30 second or less video showcasing how the high school is involved with Teen Driving Safety Awareness and why they deserve to receive a grant, submitting a brief write-up of up to 500 characters explaining the video as well as answering four grant questions.

"We need community support to vote online for our school to win this money," McClure said.  "Every citizen 14 years and older with a valid email address is asked to go to the website and filter to Florida schools and vote for Creekside High School."

To view the finalists' videos go to the www.celebratemydrive.com website. The deadline to vote is Nov. 13.