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Mohonasen High School's DWI program awarded $1,000

"Allstate is committed to promoting safe driving and our hope is that programs such as Mock DWI will engage teens in discussion and underscore the importance of safe and responsible driving," Schenectady Allstate agent Julie Baldes said.

The competition was part of this year's first ever Youth Traffic Safety Month, which kicked off in May.

The other program sponsor National Organizations for Youth Safety is a coalition of national organizations and federal agencies that focus on youth safety and health.

National Organizations for Youth Safety's executive director Sandy Spavone said the organization appreciates the leadership that Allstate has shown in encouraging and rewarding youth leaders who are creating National Youth Traffic Safety Month project in their communities.

Mohonasen has been providing safe teen driving programs for years, Culbert said.

This past year, no alcohol-related accidents occurred during Mohonasen's prom and graduation season. Culbert said this is a sign that the programs are working. Culbert plans to use the $1,000 award to fund more safe driving and DWI-related programs.

"We are very excited to receive this award and we are pleased we will be able to continue these programs," he said.

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