SALEM - Students at Umatilla High School have earned a $1,868 grant from State Farm Insurance to urge their peers to avoid risky behaviors and make smart decisions behind the wheel.
Umatilla is one of six Oregon high schools to win a "Shift Into Safety" grant from the state's largest auto insurer.
Led by health teacher Mike Mosher, the Umatilla students earned a grant for their project, "Drive Safe or Die Hard," which tackles issues such as seat belt use, speeding and texting while driving. The campaign will include assemblies, guest speakers, demonstrations and skits.
State Farm Agent LuAnn Davison will present the grant check to Umatilla High School at an assembly on Friday, Feb. 6, at 9:30 a.m.