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Winner Announcement

$1,000 Scholarship Grand Prize Winner

ALINA S. FARRIES

Congratulations to Alina!! You’ve won the $1,000 Writing Competition Scholarship prize!! We’ll be in contact with you to make arrangements for receiving your prize.

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$100 Kroger Gift Card Secondary Prize Winners

LOREN REDDISH
DAMILOLA FAGBAMIYE

Congratulations to both of you also! We’ll be in contact with you to make arrangements for receiving your gift cards.

Thank You To Everyone Who Participated!

We had a bunch of great submissions come in, and we look forward to next year’s competition!

We Asked You To…

Write an article about either two of these topics:

TOPIC ONE: Why you shouldn’t text and drive.

2,000 words, answering the following questions:

  • What is the number one cause of car crashes?
  • Is drunk driving as dangerous as texting or phone calls?
  • What is more dangerous while driving – texting or phone calls?
  • Why do people drive distracted?
  • What are the top 5 apps that you can use to restrict the ability to drive and text?

TOPIC TWO: What is the difference between aggressive driving and road rage?

1,500 words, answering the following questions:

  • What kind of behavior is aggressive driving?
  • Do accidents occur because of aggressive driving?
  • How does angry driving turn into road rage?
  • How does the law define road rage?
  • What are some penalties due to road rage?
  • How to disengage from a road rage incident safely?
  • How can drivers control their anger?
  • What are the statistics of being in a road rage incident?

Eligibility

Competition was open to Douglas County and Paulding County, Georgia high school seniors and college freshmen only.

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