Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Monument High students promote safe Thanksgiving travel

Students at Monument High School in the South Boston Education Complex recently helped state and local police promote safe automotive travel over the Thanksgiving weekend. Teams of students competed in a "Quick-Click-Buckle-Up" Challenge, vying to be the fastest at buckling up in all four seating positions of a car. The event highlighted several public safety efforts to keep holiday travelers safer, including a two-week "Click It or Ticket" mobilization campaign. "In a fun way, these students helped us to make a common sense point of how simple it is to protect yourself by putting on a safety belt," said State Police Colonel Mark Delaney. Monument High School offers a standards-based, thematic curriculum that combines core subject areas with innovative criminal justice and public safety courses to prepare students for success in college and in the public safety sector. Pictured here, Monument senior Telisha Gilliard speaks at the event alongside law enforcement officials.

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