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National Road Safety Foundation #DrivingSkills101 2018 Contest Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the Livingston Parish SADD chapter from Denham Springs, Louisiana on winning the grand prize for the 2017-18 Dangers in the Dark contest! They won a total of $2,750 AND will have their PSA idea produced by an Emmy-Award winning producer - WAY TO GO!

Our congratulations also to the following nine runners-up who all received $250 for participating!

  • Belmont Ridge Middle School SADD, Ashburn, VA
  • Bethlehem Central High School SADD, Delmar, NY
  • Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy SADD, La Canada Flintridge, CA
  • Helix Charter High School SADD, La Mesa, CA
  • Herbert Hoover High School SADD, Elkview, WV
  • Murietta Valley High School SADD, Temecula, CA
  • Proviso West High School SADD, Hillside, IL
  • Sacred Heart High School SADD, Kingston, MA
  • Unicoi County High School SADD, Erwin, TN

Check back next year for your chance to enter and win!

Written By: RickBirt
Rick Birt
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Richard “Rick” Birt joined the SADD National staff in June 2014 as the Development Officer and, in 2015, became the Director of Strategic Partnerships. In 2016, he was promoted to serve as Executive Vice President. Now as the Acting CEO, Rick leads national operations and development efforts, playing a critical role in managing all national programs and field relations while fostering relationships between the organization and external partners. Rick also manages the SADD National Youth Leadership Councils – the Student Leadership Council (SLC) and College Advisory Council (CAC), and oversees the planning and execution of the annual SADD National Conference on Youth Health & Safety. Rick has years of experience working in the prevention field. Previously, he worked with Impact Teen Drivers to support peer-to-peer-based traffic safety education and training as the Midwest Director of Operations. Rick also has significant experience as a grant writer and has worked with many state agencies on youth health and safety and leadership development. Rick has been deeply involved with SADD, from his selection as the 2009-2010 SADD National Student of the Year to his service as the Ohio SADD State Contact. Rick loves to give back to the community. As such, he was elected to his local Board of Education at Northwestern Schools in Springfield, Ohio leading numerous community and state-wide advocacy efforts with the Ohio School Board Association and the National School Board Association. Rick holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio and is currently in the process of obtaining his MBA in Non-Profit Administration from the University of Notre Dame.