Distracted driving is increasingly becoming a national epidemic taking away the lives of many. This mainly affects teenagers and young adults, perceived as “reckless” drivers compared to those of older age. Young drivers can easily become distracted by loud music, talking to passengers in the car, and most frequently, texting and talking on the phone. Trying to divide attention to two or more events, like driving and texting, will result in poor judgement on the road and ultimately life threatening accidents. It’s estimated that drivers under the age of twenty have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes. On average, drivers will take five seconds to take their eyes off the road to text, and when driving at 55 miles per hour, five seconds is enough to cover a football field. Because of this, 200,000 crashes a year are due to texting and 1.4 million crashes are due to phone calls.
Do you need help completing your FAFSA - Financial Aid for college? We can help! Workshop dates are: 1/17, 1/26, 1/31, 2/9, 2/14, 2/23, 2/28 - 2:45-3:30 in the Library
Bolsa Grande's Financial Aid Night was a success! Presenter Rhoda Posey from Cal. State University Dominguez Hills engaged the audience with valuable information so our students may apply for money for college (FAFSA). It was a packed house, standing room only, where parents were able to gain information in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Brochures, internet links, and resources were provided for parent and student to use.
If you were unable to attend, we have added a link to the given presentation on our school website. Next week on January 12 and 13 seniors will be given an opportunity to start their application in their English classes. Please come prepared with the required materials. Throughout January and February the school counselors are hosting after school workshops to support the completion of the forms.
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With this prestigious recognition, Bolsa's Alex Nguyen joins the elite 1% of high school seniors across the country.