More than one dozen High Schools in the El Paso District have a head start on providing a safe and alcohol-free celebration for their graduating seniors.
Project Celebration is a combination of education and lock-in events conducted by educators, parents, and community partners to help keep students safe, especially during school-related celebrations.
Annually, TxDOT awards mini-grants (“seed money”) to help school officials, parents and community partners sponsor Project Celebration education activities and lock-in events. These mini grants will be awarded directly to each school district and are to be used towards an alcohol and chemical free Project Celebration event.
This year, TxDOT presented a new opportunity by inviting Texas High Schools to compete with others in their surrounding counties by submitting a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video representing an underage impaired driving message. This PSA competition was a way for high school juniors and seniors to compete for Project Celebration funding and the opportunity to receive funds before their end-of-year celebration event.
Every school that submitted a qualified entry at the local level, received Project Celebration funding ($750). The top three PSAs in Texas will receive additional prize funds up to $10,000.00 and be showcased on TxDOT’s official social media platforms. Statewide PSA winners will be announced Jan. 31, 2022.
The top three El Paso District PSA winners will receive increased prize funds:
1st Place = Jefferson/Silva $2,000.00
2nd Place = Alpine $1,500.00
3rd Place = Austin $1,250.00
Honorable Mention = Marathon $750.00
Click on link to view winning PSA’s: https://txdot.box.com/s/hi97vy5j0k1odxntzw2ql86o4pntnsle
Additional participating schools:
- Andress · El Paso
- Burges · Fabens
- Chapin · Franklin
- Coronado · Irvin
- Del Valle · Valle Verde Early College