Centura HS Wins Teen Driver Safety Award


For the second year in a row, Centura High School won first place and a $1,000 cash award for their efforts in promoting safe driving amongst students. Second place went to Malcom High School with a $500 cash award, and third place went to Fullerton High School with a $250 cash award. Schools that were recognized as outstanding were Norfolk High School, Gering High School, Central Valley Public Schools and David City High School. In addition, Mrs. Kay Carpenter, Student Council Advisor and Guidance Counselor at Centura High School, was recognized as one of two sponsors in the state for her efforts in leading her TDS Team.

Currently there are 28 schools across Nebraska working on reducing teen related crashes, injuries and deaths through the use of the Teens in the Driver Seat program.

Started in Nebraska in 2013, Teens in the Driver Seat is a peer-to-peer safety program that educates teens about the top five dangers of teen driving — driving at night; speeding and street racing; distractions, such as cell phones and teen passengers; not wearing a seat belt; and alcohol/drug use.

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