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BIRMINGHAM (Oct. 26, 2011) - Mortimer Jordan High School took home first place and a $1,000 prize in a video contest that was part of the Crash Course Teen Driving Summit hosted today by Children's of Alabama and sponsored by The Allstate Foundation.
Shades Valley High School won second place and Pinson Valley High School placed third; both were awarded $500. Pinson Valley also won $500 for returning the most surveys about their driving habits and $500 for winning a poster contest that was also part of the event.
Ten students from each of the 13 Jefferson County high schools were invited to attend the interactive, one-day workshop to learn the dangers of distracted driving and tips for safe driving from highway safety and injury prevention experts. Wendy Garner of Daytime Alabama emceed the event and Barbara Hurst, whose 15-year-old daughter Natalie died in a motor vehicle crash last year, spoke to the students, encouraging them to drive safely and abide by Alabama's Graduated Driver's License Law.
Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. Ten of its divisions – pulmonology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, neonatology, cancer, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and nephrology—were recently ranked in the Top 50 Children’s Hospital Programs by US News & World Report. The hospital is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011. For more information, visit www.childrensal.org
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Kathy Bowers 205/939-9002 (kathy.bowers@childrensAL.org)