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Upton High School FCCLA Chapter is third place winner for their execution of teen driver safety event

San Antonio, TX --Today at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2014 National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX the FCCLA Chapter from Upton High School in Upton, WY received the third place $500 cash prize for their execution of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility’s IKnowEverything teen driver safety program and for their strategic communication to peers instilling smarter driving habits.

All FCCLA chapters that hosted the IKnowEverything program were asked to submit reflective evaluations and project recaps in order to best determine which chapters were most successful. Upton High School came in third place and was awarded a $500 prize. The winners were chosen based on a rubric that graded each participating FCCLA chapter on outcomes, creativity and reach to their peers on the importance of the IKnowEverything message. The first and second place winning FCCLA chapters were Clyde A. Erwin High School in Asheville, NC and Bangor Middle/High School from Bangor, WI for first and second place respectively.

“We are very proud of the Upton High School Chapter of FCCLA for hosting the award-winning IKnowEverything school assembly, and showcasing their commitment to achieving positive results,” said Sandy Spavone, Executive Director of FCCLA. “Similarly, we are delighted to have had the opportunity to partner with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility and their IKnowEverything campaign to highlight the importance of safe driving habits among teens. Together, we can help make our roads safer and protect the lives and the futures of the youth we seek to serve.”

IKnowEverything is an integrated teen driver safety program that highlights the issues of drunk driving and distracted driving, and reiterates that parents have the most influence on their teen’s driving behaviors. The program also reinforces that teens already “know everything” about how to be a safe driver and covers critical topics including drinking alcohol underage and driving, distracted driving, late night driving, speeding, number of passengers, and license restrictions. The results of this interactive, game-show style assembly will help the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility bring awareness to the gaps in new teen driver’s knowledge and how the community can be best addressed.

“We are truly impressed with the results of the IKnowEverything program,” said Ralph Blackman, President and CEO of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. “Teen driver safety is an important issue to us and we were impressed by the enthusiasm, creativity and collaborative efforts of the winning FCCLA chapters to bring this critical message to their peers.”

About the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility ( is a national not-for-profit that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by the following distillers: Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam-Suntory; Brown-Forman; Constellation Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; and Pernod Ricard USA. For more than 23 years, has transformed countless lives through programs that bring individuals, families and communities together to guide a lifetime of conversations around alcohol responsibility. To learn more, please visit us at

About Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has over 200,000 members and over 5,500 chapters from 49 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945.

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