DETROIT, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't Text and Drive Campaign is in follow up to the May 15th MORSE Code Scholarship Contest announcement. DPS, DPS Foundation and attorney Michael Morse are encouraging a summer of safe driving for DPS students. The Morse Code Scholarship Contest challenged DPS juniors and seniors to get the word out to their peers that texting and driving is dangerous. There were hundreds of submissions and 11 winners who shared in $25,000 in scholarships provided by Morse and his firm. Those winning submissions have been incorporated in the final assignment of the 2011-2012 school year. The assignment is to get 100,000 views on YouTube of one of the winning submissions.
"We are asking all of Metro Detroit to help bring our students back safe next fall. We want everyone to see this creative message so they don't text and drive," said Principal Anita Williams, Principal of Renaissance High School. Three students from Renaissance were winners in the contest and the YouTube link highlights the work of senior Curtis Williams from Renaissance High School.
"I see auto accident victims every day and it's not just teens, but everybody needs to concentrate on driving," said Michael Morse, local accident attorney. "We wanted to get the message out, and we thought it would be more impactful if it came from teenagers themselves. We all want students to be safe over the summer, and so we are asking students to view and share this PSA to help each other and the community achieve a summer of safe driving."
The students are encouraged to share the link on Facebook, twitter, and their personal web pages. The 100,000 YouTube views are set to be reached before the start of the 2012-13 school year. The message is available at http://youtu.be/svoYhtv1NX0.
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