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Originally published: 2013-10-16 16:10:14
Last modified: 2013-10-16 16:10:59

Celebrate My Drive emphasizes teen driving safety at ACHS

Caroline Harris / (

Students in Avery County are rallying community members to commit to safe driving.

Avery County High School is committed to keeping teens safe on the road, and that’s why they are participating in Celebrate My Drive, a program sponsored by State Farm that’s all about celebrating the fun of getting your driver’s license while teaching all drivers positive habits to help avoid car crashes.

Community members can help ACHS win a $100,000 grant and possibly a concert by Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson. Log on to the Celebrate My Drive website to make a safe driving commitment once a day, every day, between Oct. 18 and Oct. 26. The more safe driving commitments made on behalf of ACHS, the better the chance to win $100,000 and to host the Kelly Clarkson concert. 

ACHS’ Students Against Destructive Decisions will host a Celebrate My Drive Event at ACHS from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. The event is free of charge and will feature a classic car show, texting/impaired driving obstacle courses, food and games. Safe driving presentations will take place at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For more information, call Cheri Frye at (828) 733-0151.

To learn more about the initiative, click to

To read the complete story, please pick up a copy of your hometown newspaper, The Avery Journal-Times, available at almost 100 locations in Newland, Banner Elk, Crossnore, Spruce Pine and Roan Mountain, Tenn. To subscribe to The Avery Journal-Times, please call (828) 733-0401 or click to