AHS students create winning video on texting and driving



ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A submission from Alpharetta High School won second place for its video warning students about the dangers of texting and driving.

The competition was sponsored by AT&T to raise student awareness and was open to all schools in the Fulton County School System. Westlake High School in South Fulton won first place.

Entries could be no longer than three minutes and were judged on quality of message delivery, the ability to communicate “It Can Wait” message themes and originality.

The winning schools will have a school-wide “It Can Wait” event where students drive car simulators to experience firsthand the dangers of texting while driving.

Alpharetta’s video focused on the deadly impact of texting while driving and were completely scripted, videotaped and edited by the teen students.

The video can be seen at http://vimeo.com/88996222, and will play on the Fulton County local cable channels, including FCSTV (Comcast Cable Channel 24), and other social media outlets.

RN 04-24-14

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