Top Three Schools are First-Time Winners in Shift Contest


Results are in for the 2015 Shift contest. All of the top five awards of Erie Insurance’s teen driver safety program went to first-time winners.  

The contest included opportunities for schools and students to win cash prizes. Shift’s fourth year saw steep competition with record-breaking participation. Nearly 4,000 students earned points by pledging to drive safely, creating videos and advocating on social media for safe driving. A total of 59 schools participated, but only three could win.

The 2015 Shift winning schools are:

1. John S Battle High School, Bristol, Virginia, $10,000

2. Gate City High School, Gate City, Virginia, $5,000

3. Adirondack High School, Boonville, New York, $1,000

Two students also received top honors:

  • Most individual participation, $1,500: Jack Hessel, New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, New York
  • Best video, $1,000: Laine Foxworthy, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland

Additional student winners earned cash prizes and gift cards for their efforts to learn about and advocate for safe driving.

Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. The purpose of Shift is to raise awareness of safe-driving practices and ultimately reduce that statistic. 

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