Kenwood teen driving competition

Kenwood Academy High School students are rallying community members to commit to safe driving.

Kenwood, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., is participating in Celebrate My Drive, a State Farm-sponsored program that teaches teens how to have fun but also be responsible when driving. The program also helps schools raise money for school improvements such as enhancements to sciences and technology classes.

Car crashes are the number one killer of teens, and a teen’s first year on the road is the most dangerous, according to insurance agency State Farm.

Kenwood is eligible to receive a $100,000 grant and a concert given by Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson if they can get enough people to log on to celebratemydrive.com to make a safe driving commitment once a day, every day, between Oct. 18 and Oct. 26.

Tevon Blair, president of the Kenwood Student Council said, there are 1,500 schools participating in the commitment drive. Kenwood is in the top 200 but must be in the top 10 in order to receive the grant.