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Congratulations to our winners!
During Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, nearly 200 students posted more than 7,000 tweets and almost 50 photos or videos using Instagram or Vine. Staff from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Indiana Department of Labor, Indiana Department of Transportation and Indiana State Police tracked the posts and judged the entries that were the most creative.
We had excellent results! The safe driving messaging from our 17 Drive Now. TXT L8R winners was viewed over 10,000 times on Twitter, Vine and Instagram during the month of April! $5,000 will be deposited into the CollegeChoice 529 savings plans for each of the students listed below. Their creative work has helped remind not just Hoosiers, but drivers around the country that it's critical they drive now and text later.
Our 17 winners were all invited to the Indiana State House to meet with Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann for an awards ceremony celebrating their achievements. You can view their winning entries below.
Our winners with Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann at the Dive Now, TXTL8R event
1. Most Tweets, Retweets and Favorites on Twitter, College Division
Melanie Shebel from Purdue University North Central
2. Most Creative on Instagram, College Division
Emily Morris from University of Indianapolis - See Emily's winning entry here
3. Most Likes on Instagram, College Division
Shakeya Caines from Ball State University - See Shakeya's winning entry here
4. Most Creative on Vine, College Division
Austin Hoffman and Logan Schroering from University of Southern Indiana - See Austin and Logan's winning entry here
5. Most Likes on Vine, College Division
Abdiel Garcia and Abner Garcia from Ivy Tech Community College - See Garcia and Abner's winning entry here
High School Division
6. Most Tweets, Retweets and Favorites on Twitter, High School Division
Hannah Kline and Marcos Navarro from Warsaw Community High School
7. Most Creative on Instagram, High School Division
Skyler Blanton, Madi Rogers and Allie Bertram from Jennings County High School - See Skyler, Madi and Allie's winning entry here
8. Most Likes on Instagram, High School Division
Laura Brown, Leah Hoff and Hunter Crispen from Rochester High School - See Laura, Lead and Hunter's winning entry here
9. Most Creative on Vine, High School Division
Erica Brown from Pike High School - See Erica's winning entry here
10. Most Likes on Vine, High School Division
Omar El-Khodary from Signature School - See Omar's winning entry here