Prom and graduation are some of the most memorable events in the high school career. Sadly, the memories for students in this year’s graduating class will be very different. The special night that was supposed to be complete with fancy dress and dancing, was probably spent at home with the parents. Stolen from the class of 2020 was that special moment when you proudly step onto a stage, in the presence of family and friends, and are handed that piece of paper that affirms a great achievement.
It took four years of learning, studying and testing to achieve this milestone. Many students did even more by devoting countless hours to extra-curricular activities and advocating for causes to help their fellow students and local communities.
American teens are finding imaginative ways to celebrate and create some memories to commemorate this milestone, but it won’t be the same as it was for preceding classes.
National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving has launched a program to recognize some of the special achievements of this year’s graduating class. The Foundation will grant a limited number of scholarship awards to recognize and reward a student who demonstrated a commitment to support issues affecting youth safety, including driving and traffic safety, substance abuse, bullying, emotional abuse and violence prevention, while maintaining a high level of academic achievement. Each winning entry will receive a one-time $250 scholarship to be applied to qualified expenses, including tuition, fees, books, and room and board. All students submitting qualified entries will be featured in our Class of 2020 tribute.
Entries are being accepted through June 30, 2020.
The program is open to high school seniors who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and who have met the academic requirements to graduate high school as part of the Class of 2020, and demonstrated a history of service to their community in a volunteer role.
We invite you to share this information to help us recognize and applaud achievements of outstanding students from the Class of 2020.