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April 29, 2011



DENBIGH HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS SWEEP THE COMPETITION IN THE 2011 SENIOR SAFETY CHALLENGE
Students participate in staggering numbers and secure the win

SUFFOLK–Virginia Department of Transportation kicked off the Inaugural Senior Safety Challenge in honor of Work Zone Awareness Week in early April. Seniors were asked to sign a pledge noting that they were aware of work zone dangers and would promise to put down their phones and avoid other distractions when driving a motor vehicle. Denbigh High School seniors blew away their competition with a staggering 95% of its seniors signing the pledge.

 

VDOT developed the Work Zone Awareness Safety Challenge and presented it to students of the driving age in the City of Chesapeake, City of Newport News and York County. More than 15 schools in the region participated in the challenge. Selected localities were chosen for this inaugural initiative, using large construction projects that they encounter on a daily basis.

 

Denbigh High School will be awarded a number of prizes from participating sponsors: Seventh Point and E.V. Williams Inc. Prizes include: Three Visa gifts cards for back to school purchases drawn via a lottery for participating students and a generous donation to the winning school’s driver’s education program.

 

Note to assignment editors: Denbigh High School seniors will be presented with an award and prizes on May 3, 2011 at 7:20 a.m. The school address is: 259 Denbigh Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23608. VDOT, Seventh Point and E.V. Williams Inc. will be making the presentation to students.



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