From left, Richard Lightle of Knology, Principal Gerald Schlereth, first-place winner Brianna Kurzynowski with her winning entry, second-place winner Ashley Weltz with her winning entry, State Representative and teacher Carl Zimmermann, and Angelo Telesca.
CLEARWATER – The Anthony Telesca Foundation and Knology recently presented Brianna Kurzynowski and Ashley Weltz of Countryside High with awards for their winning entries in the Anthony Telesca Foundation Safe Driving Art Contest. Kurzynowski received a prize of two round-trip airline tickets, donated by JetBlue Airways, and $200 for her first-place entry, and Weltz received $100 for her second-place entry.
Principal Schlereth, and State Rep. Carl Zimmermann, who is also a teacher at Countryside, are both strong proponents of teenager safe driving and participated in the presentation of awards. The awards were based on a competition to design a poster that effectively communicates to teenagers the dangers of unsafe driving practices, including texting and driving. The Telesca Foundation also provided $500 to the Countryside High School art department on behalf of the two winners.
The foundation is a nonprofit organization that works with public safety law enforcement organizers, high school districts and community business leaders to help educate and encourage teenagers to drive safely. Visit www.anthonytelesca.org.