Great Hang Up: Teen's message wins national award

9:14 AM, Jul 4, 2011   |    comments
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Northbrook, Illinois -- Six teenage journalists, including one from Florida, were selected from close to 300 entries as winners of The Allstate Foundation's "Keep the Drive" high school journalism awards. 

The awards are meant to help curb distracted driving by encouraging high school journalists to educate their fellow students about the dangers of texting and driving.

The students either wrote articles for their school newspapers or wrote and produced a segment for their school television stations.

Brianna MacDaught, a graduating senior at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra won second place in the broadcast division and a thousand dollars for her video.  You can watch her entire video in the player below.

 "All of the teen writers who submitted stories should be quite proud of the success they've had in leading the conversation with their peers about safer driving habits," said Vicky Dinges, vice president of public social responsibility at Allstate. 


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