2017 Winning Submissions
We are pleased to announce the following submissions that were chosen as winners of the 2017 Kelsey’s Law Scholarship – Stop Distracted Driving Contest:
KELLEY SWEITZER – EAST LANSING HIGH SCHOOL; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Kelley Sweitzer with attorney Steven Gursten of Michigan Auto Law
ELLIE ROCHELEAU – TROY ATHENS HIGH SCHOOL; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Ellie Rocheleau with attorney Steven Gursten of Michigan Auto Law
NICOLE SHERMAN – ZEELAND WEST HIGH SCHOOL
Pictured with Nicole is Kelsey’s mother, Bonnie Raffaele, Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, and Michigan Auto Law attorney Brandon Hewitt.
KEVIN CHEN – CANTON HIGH SCHOOL; UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Kevin Chen with attorney Steven Gursten of Michigan Auto Law
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.