Winners of the 2012 Richard Lynn Daniels Traffic Safety Essay challenge | Schools
Juniors and seniors at both Twiggs County Middle High School and Twiggs Academy recently completed in the first annual Richard Lynn Daniels Traffic Safety Essay Challenge.
Students were asked to submit an essay addressing one of the four traffic safety related topics: Impaired Driving, Occupant Protection, Speeding, and Distracted Drivers. Students were asked to invent a traffic safety campaign on their topic that would be delivered to the general public.
The top three finalists would all receive a trophy along with $75 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place.
Also the first place winner’s essays will printed and post in the local paper and news media outlets. On Friday March 30 both winners from each schools were announced and given there awards.
At Twiggs County Middle High School the first place award was given to Mrs. Paulette McLeod of Jeffersonville and the topic of her essay was Impaired Driving. Mrs. McLeod is the daughter of Mrs. Miranda McLeod. Second Place award went to Mr. Brian Glover of Dry Branch and the topic of his essay was Impaired Driving. Mr. Glover is the son of Greg and Ideal Glover. Third Place award went to Mrs. Tiffany Holton of Macon and the topic of her essay was Impaired Driving. Mrs. Holton is the daughter of Mrs. Linda Walker.
At Twiggs Academy the first place award was given to Mrs. Elizabeth Goad of Dry Branch and the topic of her essay was Impaired Driving. Mrs. Goad is the daughter of Mr. Brian Goad. Second place award went to Mr. Kody Payne of Jeffersonville and the topic of is essay was Distracted Driving. Mr. Payne is the son of Keith and Sheila Payne. Third place award went to Mr. Evan Nobles of Danville and the topic of his essay was Occupant Safety. Mr. Nobles is the son of Gary and Lisette Nobles.
The essay contest is dedicated to the memory of Deputy Richard Lynn Daniels. Deputy Richard Daniels was killed when his patrol car struck a fallen tree on U.S. 80, near Turkey Creek, at approximately 1:30 AM on June 22, 2010. Deputy Daniels served with the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office for four years and is survived by his wife and young daughter. One of his duties while as a deputy sheriff was to enforce Georgia’s traffic laws. This essay challenge is the first annual contest in tribute to the lasting memory of Deputy Richard Lynn Daniels.
This program is sponsored and funded by the Friends of the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office.