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Pasco High Receives Grant from State Farm

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PASCO, Wash.-- Starting in January students at Pasco High School will be learning more about safety on the road, thanks to a state grant.

For the second year in a row State Farm Insurance is giving away over $70,000  to high schools around the Northwest, as part of their "Shift Into Safety" program. They say motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among teenagers in Washington.

One hundred and two teens were victims to this cause just last year. They hope the message of this program will help reduce this high number.

"Each life is so precious and the message is to extend the safety of awareness to each young driver, our goal is that each driver will become safer and those young drivers will share the message with their peers," said Becky Baltimore, State Farm Spokeswoman.

This year 38 high schools in the Northwest competed for this grant. Students were asked to come up with a creative idea to implement the program on their campus.

Pasco High will receive a grant of over $1,600 and will focus their program on the dangers of text messaging on the road.