Student Andrea Gomez takes 2nd place in the 2018 Traffic Safety Slogan Art Contest sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
Schools throughout the state were asked to make a public service announcement about different subjects including DWIs, teen drinking and driving, safety belts, distracted driving, motor safety awareness, and drowsy driving.
The entries were judged by the Texas Department of Public Safety and local news media.
Gomez received a $1,250 mini grant for Brownsboro High Schools after-graduation event, Project Celebration.
Project Celebration is a combination of education and lock-in events conducted by educators, parents and community partners to help keep students safe and alcohol-free throughout the school year and especially during school-related celebrations such as prom and graduation.
“The goal is to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by impaired driving.”
Gomez, a 2018 graduating senior, will also benefit from the grant after the graduation ceremony on May 25.
“I’m really glad that I could contribute something valuable for my senior class all whilst raising awareness for road safety, which is important for everybody,” she said. “I know that we will all appreciate and enjoy the grant for project celebration.”