Thank you to everyone who participated in the last of the three scholarship contests for the year 2021. We are grateful to everyone that took the time to write, research, and share intimate stories relating to the importance of driver education. Some of the essays dealt with being involved in a motor vehicle accident and dealing with the tragic aftermath. Some of stories, sadly, even dealing with loss of life due to a motor vehicle crash. Sharing your story could potentially save a life by introducing how grave the consequences of driver distraction can be, and we applaud you for taking the issue seriously enough to educate others about it.
Due to the new word limit requirements for this round, we had much fewer submissions, but the quality of the submissions this year has been the best it has ever been. Which makes our task of selecting a winner so much more difficult. We truly wish we could award every participant for their efforts. There were so many well-written and researched papers dealing with the importance of driver education.
We truly enjoyed reading the submissions and will continue to share your stories, thoughts, and advice on what we can do to save lives and ensure the safety of all those that share our roadways.
And now to announce the winners for this round. Selecting the winner for staff favorite was difficult, to say the least, and we ended up awarding two winners. Each staff member selected their favorite, and two essays were randomly selected from the staff favorites. It was the only way to select our favorite, as there were so many great submissions. For staff favorite, Ryan, Coventry, Warwickshire “How To Save our Drivers”
Ryan’s essay provided a global perspective on the need for driver education and also pointed out some great suggestions as to how we can make our roads safer.
The second staff favorite goes to Grace from West Palm Beach, FL, “It’s Personal”. Grace’s essay dealt the need for uniformity in driver education requirements between states and the tragic consequences that can result when state driver education requirements are not up to par. She also provided some great suggestions on how to prevent being involved in an accident.
For most shared essay, We also awarded 2 winners as they were so close in numbers. The winners for most shared essays are Ryan
from New Liskeard, Ontario, “Buckle Your Seatbelt, we’re Learning about Safe Driving” and Kasbaye from Minneapolis, Minnesota “Take My Advice and Save a Life”. Both essays provided valuable information on accident prevention and the need and benefits of driver education.
Geat job and congratulations!
We say this every year, but it bears repeating. Ideally there would be no need for scholarship contests, and each and every citizen would be assured a free college education.
As you know, a high school degree does not go too far these days, and to limit one’s access to a good education and their God given potential because of a lack of resources is truly unjust when we have the means to provide otherwise. So, this is also up to you, to declare that you wish for a college education to be granted as a right for all and not just an option for some. You all will soon be or are now of voting age and your views can be put into law to bring about a better future for your generation and generations to come. I do hope you will get involved in bringing about this change. Bless you all. Thanks again to all participants.