Lauren Perry, from Hawken School in Gates Mills, Ohio, was the essay category winner of the inaugural Key to Safe Teen Driving Scholarship. She received the award on Friday, February 8 from representatives of KeyBank, The Mid-Ohio School and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Her essay, along with a photo from the presentation, is below. The Mid-Ohio School is thankful for teens like Lauren who share the importance of safe driving with their friends, teammates and family.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course announced a comprehensive, multi-year partnership with Diamond Cellar that includes the title of the GRAND-AM Road Racing weekend on June 14-16.
The Mid-Ohio School’s 20th season finished late last month, graduating a record number of drivers and riders.
Paul Chao, of Dublin Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio, was the video category winner of the inaugural Key to Safe Teen Driving scholarship. From turning up the music, looking at the GPS or replying to a text, there are several distractions safe drivers need to be aware of, and more importantly avoid. Paul’s video, entitled NO! Bad Driver!, detailed some of the irresponsible actions many teens (and adults) do while they should be paying attention to the road.
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Brian Till, The Mid-School instructor and SPEED/ESPN commentator has been named as a regular member of the Road Racing Drivers club. Till was voted in with 29 other drivers in the class of 2012. His racing career saw him make appearances in Atlantics, CART and Trans-Am and other series and includes a 12th place finish in the 1995 Indianapolis 500. After moving out of the full time driver’s seat, Till has instructed at The Mid-Ohio School since its inception in 1993.
The Key to Safe Teen Driving Program, a collaborative effort put on by The Mid-Ohio School, KeyBank and Kumho Tires, is expanding to offer a comprehensive scholarship to two high school students this fall.
Jason Pridmore, winner of the 2002 Formula Extreme and 1997 SuperSport titles, will be at The Mid-Ohio School in conjunction with the Ohio Air National Guard on Monday, October 1, to provide instruction to sportbike riders.