In Pursuit of Big Win, Corry High Seeks Community Support - WICU12 HD WSEE Erie, PA News, Sports, Weather, Events

In Pursuit of Big Win, Corry High Seeks Community Support

Posted: Updated:

State Farm, a hundred grand, and Kelly Clarkson – it all ties together to promote safe driving.

And Corry High School in southern Erie County is in a national competition to win that grand prize package, $100,000 and a private concert from Kelly Clarkson.

The State Farm organized competition is called "Celebrate My Drive."

"We care about kids, we care about our communities, and if we can prevent accidents, that's good for all of us," said Dave Herr, a long-time State Farm agent in Corry.

People vote online for their school, and each vote symbolizes a pledge towards safe driving. The school with the most votes wins the grand prize.

"As a school, we're not the most known. So it'd be great because Corry, a little school, wouldn't be used to winning something like this," said Jacob Sutton, a sophomore at Corry High.

On Thursday, Corry High was in spot 46 – four spots up from the day before.

The top five schools will each receive a $100,000 grant. The next 45 schools  will win a $25,000 grant.

Students at Corry High have been learning about safe driving all week.

On Wednesday, students were greeted by State Farm agents and Corry City police in a seat belt check.

They also drove a simulator provided by UPMC Hamot that gave them a firsthand experience of drunk driving, as well as distracted driving.

"I tried the impaired driving and it give a real-life experience of what it does and how impaired driving can really distract you," said Donald Buell, a junior at Corry High.

Students even put on Fatal Goggles (colloquially referred to as beer goggles) and performed – then failed – the heel toe field sobriety test.

"Anything you can do to promote safety with kids, it helps. It goes a long way with the district and the community," said Bill West, co-principal of Corry High.

People can vote for Corry High School at www.CelebrateMyDrive.com. The last day to vote is October 26th.

Submit your event now
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • One Suspect in Custody After High-Speed Pursuit

    One Suspect in Custody After High-Speed Pursuit

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:47:18 GMT
    Erie police have a suspect behind bars on a long list of charges after a high speed pursuit Saturday night.More >>
    Erie police have a suspect behind bars on a long list of charges after a high speed pursuit Saturday night.More >>
  • New Yoga Studio Opens Up On Erie's East Side

    New Yoga Studio Opens Up On Erie's East Side

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:48:03 GMT
    Residents of Erie's east side have a new place to meditate and center themselves.More >>
    Residents of Erie's east side have a new place to meditate and center themselves.More >>
  • Police: PA State Trooper Dead, One Injured After Station Ambush

    Police: PA State Trooper Dead, One Injured After Station Ambush

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-09-13 14:12:59 GMT
    Police are investigating a deadly shooting at a State Police Barracks station.More >>
    Police are investigating a deadly shooting at a State Police Barracks station. More >>
  • Water Main Break Restricts Peach Street Traffic

    Water Main Break Restricts Peach Street Traffic

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:48:23 GMT
    A 12-inch water pipe burst near the intersection of 29th and Peach Streets, early Monday morning.More >>
    A 12-inch water pipe burst near the intersection of 29th and Peach Streets, early Monday morning.More >>
  • Erie Neighbors Fed Up With Neighbor's Cockroach Infestation

    Erie Neighbors Fed Up With Neighbor's Cockroach Infestation

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:35:05 GMT
    Continuing coverage, of cockroaches invading an east-Erie neighborhood. Apparently, they are spreading and the city's doing everything in their power to control it.The hundreds of cockroaches are showing up along east 7th street and Rosedale Avenue, mainly between Wayne and Reed streets, and they have neighbors fed up.WICU WSEE first brought you this story Thursday, of cockroaches everywhere along east 7th street. The city says the source is an abandoned home, and they've contacted the owner...More >>
    Continuing coverage, of cockroaches invading an east-Erie neighborhood. Apparently, they are spreading and the city's doing everything in their power to control it.The hundreds of cockroaches are showing up along east 7th street and Rosedale Avenue, mainly between Wayne and Reed streets, and they have neighbors fed up.WICU WSEE first brought you this story Thursday, of cockroaches everywhere along east 7th street. The city says the source is an abandoned home, and they've contacted the owner...More >>
  • Millcreek Mall , Suspect, Assaults

    Mall Suspect Sketch Released

    Mall Suspect Sketch Released

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-09-11 14:44:44 GMT
    Millcreek police just released a sketch based on eye witness accounts of the suspect who is assaulting women at the Millcreek Mall.More >>
    Millcreek police just released a sketch based on eye witness accounts of the suspect who is assaulting women at the Millcreek Mall.More >>
  • Ride Benefits Erie Homes for Children and Adults

    Ride Benefits Erie Homes for Children and Adults

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-09-15 03:30:17 GMT
    It was a motorcycle ride to remember residents at the "Erie Homes for Children and Adults." The ECHA held its first ever "Victory Ride" Saturday morning. Bikers took a 105-mile ride to Titusville and back to raise money for the organization's special needs fund. There were games, music and raffles too. Some residents of Erie Homes for Children and Adults even had a chance to ride a motorcycle for the first time. According to organizer Jim Fischer, "There are a lot of government cutbacks, fami...More >>
    It was a motorcycle ride to remember residents at the "Erie Homes for Children and Adults." The ECHA held its first ever "Victory Ride" Saturday morning. Bikers took a 105-mile ride to Titusville and back to raise money for the organization's special needs fund. There were games, music and raffles too. Some residents of Erie Homes for Children and Adults even had a chance to ride a motorcycle for the first time. According to organizer Jim Fischer, "There are a lot of government cutbacks, fami...More >>
  • Roach Infestation Bugs East Side Neighborhood

    Roach Infestation Bugs East Side Neighborhood

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:23:15 GMT
    Residents on East 7th street near Wayne are fed up with the roach infestation that has hit their neighborhood in recent weeks.More >>
    Residents on East 7th street near Wayne are fed up with the roach infestation that has hit their neighborhood in recent weeks.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
3514 State St. Erie, PA 16508
Newsroom: (814)454-8812
Toll Free: 1(800)454-8812
Business offices: (814)454-5201
WICU FCC Filing
WSEE FCC Filing
Share:
Share Stories
Submit your stories to our site!
Share Photos
Share your photos in our community galleries
Mobile:
Mobile Site
Be sure to stay constantly updated with the power of WICU12 and WSEE at your fingertips
Free Android App
Free iPhone App
Free iPad App
Storm Tracker App
Droid
iPhone
iPad
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WICU. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
                   WICU/WSEE - 3514 State Street Erie, PA 16508 - (814) 454-5201 - info@wicu12.com