Metzger Wickersham is proud to announce the winners of our first annual Arrive Alive Creative Contest. The Arrive Alive Contest encourages graduating high school seniors in Pennsylvania to enter a project that creatively illustrates the theme, “Stay safe when you drive… Arrive Alive!”
The Arrive Alive Contest ultimately aims to get students involved in sending a message to their peers about the dangers of drunk driving and/or distracted driving. Students submitted creative entries, such as videos, poems, and posters, for their chance to win a new laptop, iPad or iPod.
“Educating teens about the perils of dangerous driving is vital to our community,” said Metzger Wickersham attorney Clark DeVere. “Our firm decided to host this contest as a way to reinforce the message that distracted driving and drunk driving can have deadly consequences. We wanted to create an opportunity to reward students for being a positive force in the community by promoting safe driving habits.”
Alexander Ray Snyder of Cedar Cliff High School was chosen as the first place winner for his poster entry outlining a “Ghost Out” event that he organized and carried out at his high school. For the Ghost Out, students volunteered to paint their faces white and spend a day acting as if they were ghosts. The ghosts symbolized teenagers who have died in auto accidents while practicing irresponsible driving habits. The student ghosts were not allowed to speak to anyone during the day, and each wore a piece of paper stating which unsafe driving behavior caused them to “die.”
Alexander explains his Ghost Out project as a way to help teens “understand the consequences of unsafe driving, such as texting and being impaired when operating a motor vehicle.” Judges for Metzger Wickersham felt that Alexander did an outstanding job of effectively and creatively conveying the Arrive Alive message to his peers. As the first prize winner of the Arrive Alive Contest, Alexander was awarded with a new laptop computer for college.
Alexander will be starting at Harrisburg Area Community College in the fall of 2013 to obtain his general education. He then plans to transfer to a business school to receive a PhD in Business Administration and Education.
The following individuals were chosen as the second and third place winners in Metzger Wickersham’s Arrive Alive Contest:
Second Place Winner: Emily Swank, West York Area High School – video
Third Place Winner: C. Gust Mantis IV, Cumberland Valley High School – poster
Prize: iPod touch
Third Place Winner: Samantha Leask, Mechanicsburg Area High School – drawing
Prize: iPod touch
Metzger Wickersham commends all of the students who submitted projects in the Arrive Alive Contest. “We recognize the efforts of everyone who entered,” Attorney DeVere commented. “We were impressed with the quality and creativeness of the student entries, and we look forward to continuing the Arrive Alive Contest in years to come.”
For more information on the Arrive Alive Contest and to view the winning entries, visit arrivealivepa.com
Established in 1888 by Frank B. Wickersham, the law firm of Metzger Wickersham has earned a reputation as a dedicated team of Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers. The law firm’s specialties include workers’ compensation, car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, social security disability, premises liability, and dog bite cases. If you need advice or assistance with a personal injury case, contact Metzger Wickersham for a free consultation.
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