- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

STURGIS, Mich. (AP) - High school students in southwestern Michigan have taken top honors statewide for the school’s campaign to stop distracted driving and boost seat belt use.

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says Thursday that students at Sturgis High School were recognized for their efforts to educate classmates. The “Strive For a Safer Drive” campaign is presented by the safety office and Ford Driving Skills for Life.

Three Rivers High School in St. Joseph County finished second. Lakewood High School in Barry County earned third place; Waterford Mott High School in Oakland County took fourth; and Ontonagon Area High School of Ontonagon County finished in fifth.

The top five campaigns will get a cash prize ranging from $500 to $1,500. Students also get to attend a driving clinic in Dearborn.

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