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MNTC campaign focuses on dangers of texting while driving

Transcript Staff Students enrolled in Moore Norman Technology Centers Career Exploration Education class are taking a class project that they feel strongly about to an involved level within their community. They are raising awareness among their high school peers and leaders in MNTCs district about the dangers and risks of texting on a mobile device while driving through a class project called Stop Texting & Driving. They are asking for thumbprint pledges from their peers to not text and drive. The campaign kicked off with two presentations at MNTC, in which Norman Police Department officers and local Allstate agents attended and shared statistics and realities about the dangers of texting and driving. This issue affects my kids and young people in a real way; they think its never going to happen to them, but if we create more awareness and can save one life, then its all worth it, CEE Instructor Zena Amer said. Norman North High School junior Noah Elliott serves as the campaigns social media manager. The class began early this semester by connecting with organizations in Norman and Moore to see if theyd like to help with the campaign. AT&T External Affairs Officer Jan Moran provided No Text On Board car decals and pledge cards. The students also worked with MNTCs graphic design class to generate awareness posters for their project.

held aloft by Shawn Arnold as he described his early battle with polio. The 55-year-old attorney and Norman resident was one of Maines last polio victims in the early 1960s. He contracted the disease as a toddler when his mother feared having him immunized would give him the disease, as was reported at the time. At an OU Rotaract banquet Wednesday night, Arnold was the local face of polio, a disease now nearly eradicated through the efforts of world health organizations and Rotary International. Polio now exists in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. In 35 years, the disease has been eliminated in more than 120 countries.

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Pictured, from left, Allstate agent and agency owner Chris Hill, Allstate agent Jessica P. Max, Noah Elliott and Sam McElhieny, NPD Officer Thomas Zermeno, Adriana McElhieny and Sophia Graham take a break March 26 after their Stop Texting & Driving presentations to fellow students at the Moore Norman Technology Center. To continue spreading the word about their Stop Texting & Driving campaign, CEE students also conducted the following volunteer projects and presentations: March 29-30 CEE students did maintenance work at Reaves Park in Norman and asked visitors to take the Stop Texting & Driving pledge. April 1 Students spoke at the Crosstimbers Rotary Club of Norman to raise awareness of their campaign and to ask guests to take the Stop Texting & Driving pledge. To connect with CEEs Stop Texting and Driving campaign online, search @TextingDriving on Twitter; stop texting and driving on Facebook and textingdriving on Pintrest. The project will be used as CEEs Community Service Chapter entry when they compete in state SkillsUSA competition on April 27 in Tulsa.

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