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December 20, 2006

Douglas - Eastside is the best side, or so they say at Eastside elementary school in Douglas.  "We want to not only increase academic knowledge, but social and moral as well," says principal Michael Davis.

And a new school project has done just that.  "Our teacher always does contests and one of them was to do a commercial on car safety," says 10 year-old Sarah Ward.

So a dynamic team of fourth graders partnered and came up with a plan. "We had to draw little squares and map out our commercial and what we'd do first and second," says 10 year-old Chelsea Preston.  "We had two cars and they had wrecked."

"We used go cars, and a police man and one care was good and one car was bad.  And the police man told them what they were doing wrong," adds 11 year-old Amelia Warrell.

When the public service announcement was done, they, along with students from 155 other schools throughout the state, sent their entry to the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute.

The results have finally come in.  "They were very creative and creative enough in their endeavors to win," Davis says.

The girls received plaques from the institute, recognition from their school, and will hopefully get to see their PSA air in the state.