Salt River Journal

Highland High School receives regional award in safe driving campaign

Pictured are members of the Highland High School S.A.D.D (Students Against Destructive Decisions) group, Mahala Hendrick, Becca Scott and Grace Mihal; S.A.D.D. Advisor and Safety Resource Officer Cory Bennett; Alan Koch, Highland principal; Marisa Christy-Kerns with the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety; and Trooper Chad Walton and Trooper Kelly Hoover with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
For the Courier-Post
Posted: May. 9, 2019 6:52 pm

Highland High School was presented with a $500 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for their educational efforts in the It Only Takes One Campaign on Tuesday, April 23.

Highland was one of three schools selected in the region to receive this award. This money will be used to further highway safety educational efforts in the school. The school was also presented with a silver banner that they won in 2017-2018 for having 96 percent seat belt usage that year.

It Only Takes One is a statewide campaign among high school students that stresses the importance of making good decisions while on the road. One drink, one text, one distraction could end it all. But one click (of the seatbelt) could save your life. It runs from September to March.

The Missouri teen seat belt usage rate statewide is 74 percent. Educating our young drivers on responsible driving habits doesn't end with the competition. Please continue to keep reminding them about the importance of wearing their seat belt every time they are in a vehicle and not to text and drive.

For more information about this program or other highway safety information, please visit our website at


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