It's Safe Grad time New Brunswick!

State Farm® grants $24,000 to help high school students enjoy a safe prom night

Aurora, ON (May 31, 2016 /CNW/) – Your high school graduation is a cherished memory that will last a lifetime. As students gather to celebrate this wonderful achievement and memorable chapter in their lives it's important that they do so in a fun and safe environment.

New Brunswick's Safe Grad celebrates the message that high school graduation can be done in a safe and secure way, promoting the exclusion of drugs and alcohol. This year over 3200 students can participate in all night activities after prom that include; beach volleyball, swimming, scavenger hunt, dunk tank, bonfires and fireworks. Some schools bus students to a hall or university where they will partake in the various activities and stay overnight. Dinner, late night meals, snacks, and breakfast are also supplied.

State Farm is providing a $24,000 grant to 14 New Brunswick high schools. The money goes to providing Safe Grad packages to each student participating as well as a $500 monetary donation to each school that will go to help fund Safe Grad activities.

Media Invitation

Media are welcome to attend Safe Grad events across the province; interview, photo and video opportunities are available.

Here is a list of the schools participating, date of their graduation, their Safe Grad representative, and the State Farm Agent associated with the school:

School/Location Date/Time Safe Grad Reps State Farm Agent
Mathieu Martin, Dieppe June 3 Sylvain Gingras Natalie LeBlanc
Harrison Trimble, Moncton June 20 Matthew Machett Derri Smith/Greg Burke
MacNaughton, Moncton June 21 Jason Agnew Derri Smith/David Hills
Moncton HS, Moncton June 21 Sandi Edmunds Greg Burke/David Hills
Riverview HS, Riverview June 21 Vanessa White David Hills/Greg Burke
Oromocto HS, Oromocto June 22 Allie McCleave Shelly Pye
Fredericton HS, Fredericton June 23 Beth Wright Scott Janes/Julie Peterson
Hampton HS, Hampton June 23 Laura Myers Sarah Mallory Wright
Rothesay HS, Rothesay June 23 Andrew Peters Barb Magee
Kennebecasis HS, Quispamsis June 24 Rolyne Butler Barb Magee
St. Malachy's, Saint John June 24 Marc Gaudet Steve Dever
Harbour View, Saint John June 24 Kerri Titus Rob Scott
Leo Hayes, Fredericton June 24 Karen Kelly Kevin Burke/Andy Williams
Sussex HS, Sussex June 24 Stacey Stairs Scott Wiggins
Media Contact

John Bordignon
State Farm Canada

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