State Farm ‘insures’ safe driving


Jake Saftig

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Madison Medina, editor in chief

This month from Nov. 9-13, the State Farm Insurance Company is raising awareness about safe driving through a new competition for schools throughout the country. People around the United States have the opportunity to vote for specific schools and contestants have a chance to win a $100,000 grant and a private performance from musical group Echosmith.

State Farm is sending the message to communities that drivers should be 2N2. In other words, drivers should have two eyes on the road and two hands on the wheel. The company is using this promotion to spread their message, especially to teens due to the high rate of teen accidents.

Schools that enter the contest must share a video showing how their school promotes teen driving awareness, as well as why they should receive the grant. From there, people are allowed to vote for participating schools, eventually leading to the top 22 entries who will receive the $100,000 grant. From those schools, Echosmith will also choose to perform a concert at one of the the top 22 schools.

Currently, Carlsbad High has made it to the latest round of voting, but continues to need votes to make it to the top. If CHS wins, much of the proceeds will go in the CHSTV fund, and CHS potentially has a chance to win the performance from Echosmith.

Voting ends this Friday, and the website updates every 15 minutes. To vote for the State Farm Grant visit their website. Be sure to confirm your email after voting in order to make your vote count.