Heads Up, Eyes Forward takes one of three $10,000 grand prizes at the 11th Annual U Got Brains Champion Schools Competition!
Heads Up, Eyes Forward was named a grand prize winner in the 11th Annual Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) Champion Schools Competition. The program challenges high schools throughout New Jersey to develop campaigns to address teen driving safety. Of the 39 schools that competed in this year's program, the Heads Up, Eyes Forward campaign was one of three grand prize winners. West Orange High School and Matawan Regional High School were also named winners. Each grand prize winner receives $10,000 courtesy of NJM Insurance Group.Since the inception of the Champion Schools Program eleven years ago, the LRHSD and Heads Up, Eyes Forward have taken the top spot seven times. Just a few weeks prior to winning the Champion Schools Competition, Heads Up, Eyes Forward was awarded the $15,000 grand prize in the NJM Insurance Just Drive NJ PSA Video Contest. Shawnee High School senior John Oleniacz edited the 30-second public service announcement By The Numbers.This year's campaign was produced by Lenape District Television Option 2 students Robbie Christ (Lenape), Jacob Klotz (Lenape), Jack Miller (Lenape), John Oleniacz (Shawnee), Alyssa Steinmetz (Lenape), Peter Wall (Lenape), Darren West (Shawnee), Branson Wilson (Lenape) and Christian Woods (Lenape).
About Our Campaign for Safe Driving
The Heads Up, Eyes Forward team is made up of an enthusiastic group of Lenape Regional High School District students whose mission is to spread the message of safe driving and the dangers of being distracted.
We have been featured on television news stations and in local newspapers and magazines. Heads Up, Eyes Forward has been posted on electronic message boards throughout the state of New Jersey and along the I-95 corridor from Boston to Washington D.C. We've won the prestigious U Got Brains Champion Schools Program competition a record five times and even presented at the Philadelphia International Auto Show!
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