Schools throughout Northeast Texas will be competing in Jefferson for Project Graduation Funds from the Texas Department of Transportation.

Students from each of the participating high schools have produced videos promoting traffic safety issues for their peers. Such subjects include distracted driving, seat belt usage, drinking and driving, speeding, etc.

The school with the winning video will receive a $1,500 grant toward their Project Graduation event for this year. Second place will receive $1,250, third place will receive $1,000 and every other school participating will receive $700. Schools not participating in the video competition may also receive grant funds by sponsoring traffic safety events at their school.

The event will be going on this Wednesday, February 28 from 10AM to 12 Noon at the Jefferson Transportation and Visitor Center located at 305 East Austin Street in Jefferson, Texas.

Good luck to all the area schools. It's our hope that students throughout the Four States Area will learn the dangers of distracted and impaired driving, and speeding.