The YOVASO staff would like to extend a HUGE thanks to all schools that participated in the Save Your Tailgate, Buckle Up & Slow Down Campaign! We can’t thank you enough for your dedication and support of your students and the goal of this campaign. Everyone did a tremendous job promoting buckling up and that is evident in the 5% increase in seat belt use among the schools that completed seat belt checks! We know a lot of hard work and extra hours went into planning and implementing the campaign activities and we really appreciate the dedication and enthusiasm from all of our schools and youth groups. Every school/youth group that participated performed well and amazed us with the variety of creative ways to encourage seat belt use and slowing down. In our eyes, all schools that participated are winners since the main objective of the campaign was to educate students about seat belt safety and encourage them to form a seat belt habit.
2018 High School Division Winners:
Spotsylvania High School (Spotslyvania Co.) – 1st Place
Liberty High School (Bedford Co.) – 2nd Place
Louisa County High School (Louisa Co.) – 3rd Place
2018 Middle School Division Winners
Auburn Middle School (Montgomery Co.) – 1st Place
Marion Middle School (Smyth Co.) – 2nd Place
Forest Middle School (Bedford Co.) – 3rd Place
As the statewide winners, Spotsylvania and Auburn will each receive $500 and a congratulatory prize banner. Liberty, Louisa, Marion, and Forest will receive smaller cash prizes and a banner. All campaign prizes were funded by donations and a grant from State Farm. Congratulations to the 2018 Campaign Winners and to all the schools that participated!