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Celebrate My Drive to return (with video)

By Kimberly Jordan kjordan@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 7:04 PM

Following a successful ride behind the wheel last year, State Farm agents in Wilson County are gearing up for another Celebrate My Drive contest.

According to Mt. Juliet State Farm agent Jeff Gannon, three county schools have already signed up, and Wilson County’s six agents seek to sign up more.

“This year all the agents of Wilson County are going together. Lebanon, Wilson Central and Mt. Juliet have signed up and are anxiously anticipating making another run,” said Gannon.

The agents also reached out to Friendship Christian School, as well as Watertown High School, to encourage their participation.

“We’re excited that we’ve already got three schools signed up and hoping for more,” Gannon said.

Celebrate My Drive aims to teach young drivers safe driving habits. Last year, Wilson Central High School claimed the grand prize of $100,000 and a concert from The Band Perry while Lebanon High School garnered second and $100,000 and Mt. Juliet High received $25,000 for finishing in the top 10 in safe-driving commitments received online.

“Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens in the United States, causing more teen deaths than cancer, homicide and suicide combined,” said State Farm spokesman Kip Diggs. “We want to promote responsible driving practices like 2N2: two eyes on the road and two hands on the wheel. And we want to do it in a way that’s fun.”

The 100 high schools generating the most safe-driving commitments from Oct. 15-24 will win grants, and the top two schools will each receive $100,000 plus a free concert featuring The Band Perry. For more information about Celebrate My Drive, visit celebratemydrive.com. 

School administrators who have questions about the registration process may contact Judy McConkey at 615-692-6280.

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