WAHS looking for some help to receive State Farm grant

It can pay to play it safe.

Voting is currently being held for State Farm Insurance’s Celebrate My Drive contest, and Warren Area High School (WAHS) is relying on local commitments to safe driving for a chance to win.

The Celebrate My Drive contest will be awarding one grand prize, consisting of a concert and a $100,000 grant, four first prizes, consisting of a $100,000 grant, and 45 second prizes, consisting of a $25,000 grant, to schools in two size categories 750 or more students and under 750 students.

Kelly Clarkson is currently slated to be the performer at the concert for the grand prize winning school in each category.

Ten percent of grant awards must be used to provide safe driver initiatives for teens during the 2013-14 school year.

Warren Area High School is competing for prizes in the under 750 students category, but the school needs community support to win.

WAHS is the only school in the Warren County School District competing.

Contest winners are determined by the number of safe driving commitments garnered in support of a school online.

Community members age 14 and over with a valid e-mail address can visit www.celebratemydrive.com to make a safe driving commitment to their school of choice. Individuals can visit the site. click on the “Make Your Commitment Now” button, enter their e-mail and birth date information, enter information concerning the location of their chosen school and then choose the listed local school. To vote for WAHS you must list the school’s location information and not your own. You’ll then be asked to answer two questions about safe driving and agree to commit to safe driving for your results to be recorded.

In WAHS’ case, choose Pennsylvania, your relation to the school and type Warren to be linked to a page where you can choose WAHS.

You can vote once per day.

WAHS is currently ranked 228th. Reaching a ranking of between sixth and 50th qualifies WAHS for a grant of $25,000. Reaching the top five qualifies the school for a $100,000 grant and first place qualifies for a concert in addition to the grant.

Voting runs until Saturday, Oct. 26.