Award Winners with the Governor

Young Videographers Awarded at Vermont State House

The Vermont Highway Safety Alliance sponsored the second annual contest #802phonesdown!headup! video contest for high school students. Students from across Vermont were honored for their work producing video public service messages on distracted driving to engage their peers and compel young drivers to put down their phones while driving. Two thousand dollars in prizes were awarded to four teams of students. The VHSA aims to promote the wining videos on social media and other media outlets throughout the year.

The contest was supported with generous donations from: AAA Northern New England, Co-Operative Insurance Companies, Consultant on Police Services, Midstate Dodge, Youth Safety Council of Vermont, and Yankee Driving School.

Gov. Phil Scott joined the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance to present awards Friday May 10th 2019 at the Statehouse in the Cedar Creek Room. Well over sixty people were in attendance Including families of the participants, law enforcement, and stakeholders from the VHSA. Honorable Mentions were given to Ian Goldberg from Woodstock High School, Michelle Townsend from Windsor High School and Gregory Torbert from Northwest Technical Center. Cash awards were given to four top entries:

First Place Award
Lawton Jones
Green Mountain Valley School

Second Place Award
Cole Klimoski & Liam Swan
Essex High School

Third Place Award
Emily Gammell &
Emma Neuman
Hanover High School

People’s Choice Award $500
Kaylee Green
Northwest Technical Center