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Fulda FCCLA members to attend 2012 Teen Distracted Driving Summit

November 29, 2012

 Taylor Kenney and Marissa Kunerth earned their way to the 2012 Teen Distracted Driving Summit.  Maddie Kaufman (center) will be taking Kenney’s place on the trip. 
 FULDA FREE PRESS/Norma Dittman
FULDA FREE PRESS/Norma Dittman
Taylor Kenney and Marissa Kunerth earned their way to the 2012 Teen Distracted Driving Summit. Maddie Kaufman (center) will be taking Kenney’s place on the trip.
By Norma Dittman
Fulda High School FCCLA members Taylor Kenney and Marissa Kunerth have earned the honor of attending the 2012 Teen Distracted Driving Summit that will be held on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, December 1 - 3, 2012 in

Washington, DC,

Because Kenney is part of the Fulda Public Schools production of the Wizard of Oz, (scheduled also for December 1st and 2nd) she has asked Maddie Kaufman to attend the summit in her place.

Kenney and Kunerth entered a distracted driving essay competition through the National Organization for Youth Safety (NOYS). Their essay was chosen as one of twelve throughout the United States. “We were notified that we were actually in the top three Teen Teams from across the nation. We will be sitting on the Teen Distracted Driving Prevention Leadership Board. There will eleven other teams, of two people each, that will join us on that panel,” Kunerth explained.

This is part of the Fulda FCCLA team’s ongoing effort to make drivers, whether young or old, aware that distracted driving does kill or injure. In 2009, 18 percent of all fatal accidents involved cell phone used.

“We will contine to keep on working on projects here locally that will help to bring Distracted Driving Safety Issues to our fellow students and other throughout the community,” Kenney stated.

Kenney and Kunerth have been working with FCCLA Distracted Driving Projects through NOYS and Act Out Loud. They have hosted activities at Fulda High School such as a having a driving simulator at the school for students to test their driving impairments while texting and holding a pledge day where students signed a pledge to not text while driving.







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