Seth Shingler (West Virginia U): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Unnecessary Risk with Serious Consequences Growing up with technology has been such a blessing in my life. In my experience, it makes life easier, communication is more streamlined, and has many redeeming qualities. However, I am not blind to the fact that while technology has helped so many, it has it’s drawbacks as well. I […]

Egner Flannery (Mississippi State): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

While I do not tend to partake in texting and driving, I do occasionally glance at my phone or send a quick text at a stop light. Though, that was not the case yesterday. I was driving home from Orange Beach, Alabama from a girl’s spring break trip. I was driving with two friends in […]

Naydeya Granger (Cottonwood HS – AL): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

”According to an AAA poll, 94 percent of teen drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, but 35% admitted to doing it anyway”. The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Texting while driving is 6x more likely to cause an accident than driving […]

Caitlyn McFadden (U of Kentucky): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Don’t Text and Drive Is the message I’m about to read more important than my life?  This is question all drivers should pose to themselves while driving.  There are so many risk associated with texting and driving such as killing yourself, killing others, causing a car accident or just simply distracted by the conversation engaged […]

Brianna Chandra (UC San Diego): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

I’d Rather Not Just one question: Text and drive? Before screenshotting the last conversation I had while texting and driving, I was forced to stop and really think about the last time it happened, which is a good thing. In 2011, my oldest sister got hit by a car whose driver was texting and driving.  […]

Madison Ellis (U of Florida): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

The last time I texted while driving was today. I don’t do it often, but I did it today. At a red light I did what I think most people do at red lights. I pulled out my phone and went on Facebook.  While on Facebook I saw one of my friends selling a calf. […]

Ashia Winston (U of West Alabama): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Texting and driving is so common in today’s society that it’s scary. Not only do people text and drive, but they “Facebook and drive,” Snapchat and drive,” and even tweet and drive. There is no text message in the world worth risking a life over. The people who are texting you should also understand this. […]