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MCHS Team wins Contest about Distracted Driving

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:23 am

The MCHS ‘‘Be in the Zone’’ (BITZ) team placed first and won “Best Campaign” and $2,500.00 for their community awareness program educating people about the dangers of distracted driving. They also received a leadership plaque and an outstanding teamwork award. MCHS student leaders were Emily Parks, Mika Rainey, Dillon Taylor, Tanner Womble, and Sam Cartwright. The ‘‘Be in the Zone’’ (BITZ) Teen Motor Vehicle Safety program is an initiative of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt designed to address the growing problem of teen motor vehicle crashes in Tennessee. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital is committed to educating students about distracted driving among teenagers through a data-driven, research based program funded by Ford Motor Company Fund, Community Services and The Allstate Foundation.