Patterson Mill High School Wins $25,000 Celebrate My Drive® Grant for Teen Driver Safety Efforts

Patterson Mill High School
The Huskies are among 100 winners in Celebrate My Drive teen driver safety awareness campaign.


Bel Air, Maryland (December 9, 2014) — Celebrate My Drive, powered by State Farm®, is pleased to announce Patterson Mill High School is one of 100 winning high schools, earning a $25,000 grant. They were among 3,283 registered high schools who participated in this year’s program. Students, parents, administrators and the entire community rallied in support of teen drivers, making online safe driving commitments, helping the Huskies reach their goal.

Celebrate My Drive is an opportunity to celebrate new drivers, focusing on the freedom, but also the responsibility, that comes with earning a driver’s license. It’s a chance for teens and their high schools to amplify conversations about this important topic and help be part of the solution.

“State Farm is proud of Patterson Mill’s efforts to generate excitement among students, faculty and the entire community to make safe driving commitments and have positive conversations about teen driver safety,” said State Farm Agent Bryan Michaels. “We appreciate all of the wonderful support of the program to help reduce teen crashes and save lives.”

Patterson Mill High School is required to invest 10 percent of the grant award on a teen driver safety program for students. They plan to use the remaining funds on beautification projects for the school.

A complete list of the 100 winning high schools will be available on on Dec. 15.

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About Celebrate My Drive®

Celebrate My Drive® is a different approach to a leading public health risk. Car crashes are the number one killer of teens, and a teen’s first year on the road is the most dangerous. Using research as a guide, State Farm® is approaching teen driver safety, a winnable public health battle, by engaging teens while they learn to drive in a supportive and positive way. It’s a community celebration of safe driving habits emphasizing the benefits of safe choices as teens celebrate the freedom that comes with getting a drivers’ license. Learn more about the initiative at



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