Stop Distracted Driving Contest

2019 Winning Submissions

We are pleased to announce the following submissions that were chosen as winners of the 2019 Kelsey’s Law Scholarship – Stop Distracted Driving Contest:


James Swanson III – West Iron County High School, Columbia College Chicago

James Swanson III and Attorney Brandon Hewitt

Pictured with James is Attorney Brandon Hewitt

Best Video

Cameon Wade – Troy Athens High School, Adrian College

Cameon Wade pictured with Attorneys Larry Gursten and Steven Gursten

Pictured with Cameon is Attorneys Larry Gursten and Steven Gursten

Best Graphic

Owen Oszust – Plymouth High School

Michigan Auto Law Kelsey's Scholarship 2019 Best Graphic Winner

Pictured with Owen is Attorney Thomas James, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Board Treasurer Patrick Kehoe, and Superintendent Monica Merritt.

"A look down can change someone's life in a heartbeat. Every heartbeat matters. Stop texting and driving."

Best Tweet

Olivia Zack – Starkweather Academy, Schoolcraft College

Michigan Auto Law Kelsey's Scholarship 2019 Best Tweet Winner

Pictured with Olivia is Starkweather Academy Counselor Melissa Martin, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Superintendent Monica Merritt, and Attorney Thomas James.

"Driving is already one of the most dangerous risks we take every day. Don't let a text increase the risk. Stop driving distracted NOW.

Applicants were encouraged to submit a persuasive message that shows how they would convince young drivers to reduce distractions while driving. Entries were judged and critiqued on the following factors:

  • Ability to persuade others, especially teen drivers, to stop texting while driving.
  • Ability to grab the attention of your friends, peers and family.
  • A clear and understandable message.
  • Demonstration of your personal creativity and ingenuity.

The Kelsey’s Law Scholarship – Stop Distracted Driving Contest is now open for submissions. To apply Click Here.

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