On June 15, 2011, Principal Mark Korcinsky accepted a $3,000 grant on behalf of Seneca Valley High School for the highest level of participation from students in a teen driving program.
As part of the Taking the Lead: Ford Driving Skills for Life program, Westfield Insurance, the Ford Motor Company Fund, KDKA-TV, Allegheny County Pretrial Services and the Governors Highway Safety Association team up each school year to conduct assemblies on teen driving at Pittsburgh-area high schools. Students are given a bag of materials at the assembly, including a card instructing them to register their attendance at the assembly online. The school with the most students registered receives a grant from Westfield Insurance.
According to Principal Korcinsky, the Seneca Valley Student Leadership Council will decide how the grant will be used.
Schools that would like to register for a free driving skills assembly should contact KDKA-TV at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the video below for the grant presentation, as well as thoughts and reflections on the importance of teen driver safety from representatives from Westfield Insurance, the Ford Motor Company, Seneca Valley High School, the Pennsylvania State Police and Allegheny County Pretrial Services.
Video provided by KDKA-TV.