Hampden High School Senior Creates National Runner Up Video to Discourage Teens from Distracted Driving

by The Wireless Foundation | May 21, 2015

Engineering Science University Magnet School Senior Terrence Hunt is Runner Up in the “Drive Smart: No Distractions, No Excuses” PSA Contest Sponsored by
The Wireless Foundation™


WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 – Terrence Hunt, 18, of Hampden, CT will receive a $1,000 scholarship for creating the runner up video in the inaugural nationwide “Drive Smart: No Distractions, No Excuses” PSA contest sponsored by The Wireless Foundation™.

 Through a partnership with By Kids For Kids, The Wireless Foundation created the Drive Smart campaign to enlist young people to develop compelling videos that discourage their peers from driving while distracted. The winners were judged by a panel of parents and wireless industry executives.

 Gillian Annis of Cypress, CA won the grand prize $5,000 scholarship. Garrett Dubofsky of Mercer Island, WA was also a second place winner and awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Three semifinalists each won $500 scholarships: Joseph Giusto of Hope Mills, NC; Katrina Kinder of Grenada, MS; and Jack Rasmussen of Mercer Island, WA.

 “Terrence’s video will help people remove distractions when they are behind the wheel,” said Stephanie Mathews O’Keefe, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of CTIA–The Wireless Association and Board Secretary of The Wireless Foundation. “Distractions while driving can come in many forms, but it’s important that the number one priority when behind the wheel is safety. While mobile devices, at their core, are public safety tools since we can call for help anytime, anywhere, we must be responsible users. Wireless companies – from the carriers to the device manufacturers to the app providers – offer a variety of tools to help parents to stop their kids from cellphone distractions when behind the wheel.”

 To learn more about the Drive Smart: No Distractions, No Excuses campaign and see the videos, visit



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