3 earn prizes in anti-text campaign



Seventeen high school students, including three from Jennings County High School, recently earned $5,000 scholarships for their efforts to use social media to encourage people to stop texting while driving.

The three, Skyler Blanton, Madi Rogers and Allie Bertram, participated in the state’s “Drive Now. TXT L8R” contest and won in the high school division for being the most creative on Instagram, which allows family and friends to share photos or videos.

The contest was funded through a federal grant by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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