Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

Finalists Announced: Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship (March 2019)

Mar 21
Twice a year, the Law Offices of Matthew J. Quinlan funds a $1,000 scholarship to help raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving amongst college-aged students. Studies have shown that 18-24 year olds are twice as likely to be involved in a texting and driving accident than any other

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

Mar 21

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

Kylie Tiell (Bowling Green State U): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Mar 21

Why text and drive? The last text that I sent was to my brother and I asked him if he wanted to come to dinner and he said that he would but he already had plans and that he had a lot on his mind. So, I asked him what he had on his mind and he said that it

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

Mar 21

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 the car back to their

Max Lynd (Boston U; Master’s Program): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Mar 21

March 2019: An age in which our phones can tell us how much screen time we use daily. I rarely look at this feature, but I decided to today. 9 hours and 33 minutes, on average, of my day is spent looking at a screen! I truly do not even know how that is possible. Phones are an item that

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

Mar 21
”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 drunk”. According to the CPC,

Tips & Info for Northern CA Fire Victims

Oct 11

The North Bay is reeling as the “wine country fires” sweep through Northern California communities. It’s devastating. Tens of thousands of residents have been evacuated from their homes. Santa Rosa has been hit particularly hard, but many smaller communities and rural areas are also under siege. As of Wednesday, more than 3,500 homes and businesses are known to

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

Sep 21

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 in by the text message.

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

Sep 21

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.  I have always known that texting

Logan McNeill (Eufaula HS, Eufaula, OK): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Sep 21

Imagine it, you live at a lake town, it is 102°, no wind, and you about to have 5 days in a row off of work, could it possibly get any better? It definitely could not for me, but in one quick instant, it could have gotten unbelievably worse. 

I had just gotten off