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Send an email, help The 'Cats win

John Eager John Eager
Christi Marsh Christi Marsh
Christi Marsh Christi Marsh
John Eager John Eager
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Valdosta High School has a chance to win $100,000 from State Farm, but the school needs your help. The school is competing against thousands of other high schools in State Farm's "Celebrate My Drive" campaign.

At lunch Wednesday, students at Valdosta High School pulled out their phones and voted for their school on celebratemydrive.com

High schools across the country sign up to be part of the program, which is a way for State Farm to emphasize to students the importance of safe driving and also give the schools a chance to win money and even a concert.

"We take the opportunity to tell teenagers about safe driving, but also it's an opportunity to help the community because we offer a hundred thousand dollar grant along with an opportunity to have a concert with The Band Perry," said State Farm Agent Christi Marsh.

Anyone can vote for Valdosta High School by submitting their e-mail address on celebratemydrive.com. You can submit each e-mail once per day through October 24th. "I like that we do stuff like this," said Valdosta senior John Eager. "It's a great opportunity for our community and for the school to just unite and just come together."

Schools are divided into either the large or small category. Fifty from each category will win. The top 10 in each category with the most votes nationwide will get $100,000. The top two will also receive the free concert. And the next 45 high schools in each category will win $25,000.

And if the Wildcats do win the $100,000 prize? "I would just say fill in wherever's needed. We got a lot of needs at this school. I mean, we could go the education route, the sports route," said Eager.

But perhaps the biggest prize of all is getting to see the students engaged in the conversation about the importance of safe driving.

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