— Alive at 25 ... and headed to college —
Idaho’s Alive at 25 free driver awareness courses teach young drivers, ages 15 to 24, the importance and value of safe and defensive driving. They also helped provide some cash to students for college this fall, thanks to a local non-profit organization.
Eight Idaho students who participated in Alive at 25 programs and submitted winning essays were awarded the first Bobby Rogers and Tiffany Walters Memorial Scholarships from the Buckle Up for Bobby organization. The $500 scholarships were created to encourage safe driving habits among young drivers and passengers.
In Idaho, 42 law enforcement officers, representing 19 agencies, are available to deliver Alive at 25 programs. They are offered in cooperation with ITD, the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation and the National Safety Council.
Receiving scholarships for 2013 are: Ryan Orlando (Meridian), Kylie Falk (Boise State University), Lindsay Gunter (Meridian), Alex Thackery (Meridian), Kelsey McMorrow (Meridian), JC Kennedy (Nampa), Zoe Ball (Coeur d’Alene) and Courtney Haight (Kimberly).
Photo: A new year for Alive at 25 in Idaho brings a new logo for the statewide program created by John Gonzales Jr. The logo asks “R U A Defensive Driver?” and provides a QR code to link to more information (left). Buckle up for Bobby Scholarship winners (right photo) from the left are: JC Kennedy, Courtney Haight, Alex Thackery, Kylie Falk, and Ryan Orlando. Not pictured are Kelsey McMorow, Zoe Ball and Lindsay Gunter.