COLUMBUS — State Rep. Jim Buchy, R-Greenville, 84th District, commends Fort Loramie High School on winning an $100,000 grant through the State Farm Celebrate My Drive program. This makes Fort Loramie’s program one of only 22 nationwide.
To earn this grant, students from Fort Loramie submitted a creative video and proposal that addressed teen driver safety issues. In their submission, they described their support for State Farm’s “2N2: 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel” campaign. In the video by Fort Loramie’s students a new driver exhibits the lessons her father had taught her since she learned to ride a bike: buckle up, use two hands to steer, and keep your eyes on the road.
“This is another example of the talents and skills of our students here in western Ohio,” Buchy said. “Thanks to the leadership of school officials students are becoming more aware of the dangers on the road and taking an active role in changing this very concerning trend of distracted driving.”
Out of the 681 high school submissions from across the nation, 100 finalists were chosen by State Farm to compete for public votes. The top 22 vote-getters received $100,000 grants, of which 22 percent must be used to create or support a teen driver safety initiative.