Mid-Coast School of Technology graduates Andy Parmley and Emma Jordan were named winners in the 16th annual Arrive Alive Creative Contest sponsored by the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein. The contest asks students to come up with a creative message about the dangers of drinking and driving and/or distracted driving.
Parmley’s comic strip won first-place and Jordan’s video third-place, depicting how the decisions drivers make impact both their lives as well as family and friends. The Knox County residents were honored among the Top 20 winners statewide during a Zoom ceremony on June 25.
In addition to celebrating the contest’s winners, the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein donated $50 per Honorable Mention winner to a library or food bank in each graduate's hometown. A total of $5,050 was donated to 20 nonprofit organizations throughout Maine.
The Arrive Alive Creative Contest is open to graduating high school seniors in Maine who may enter a creative project of their choice. First-place winners receive a new laptop, second and third-place winners receive a new iPad, and every student who enters receives fun prizes from the law firm. Since 2005, over 1,000 graduating seniors have entered the contest from 125 Maine high schools.
A complete set of rules and all past winning entries can be viewed online at: www.arrivealivecreativecontest.com or on Facebook.
In the past 16 years, the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein has given away over $150,000 in prizes to help educate teenagers on the risks of dangerous driving. The firm’s dedication to the Arrive Alive Creative Contest made them a finalist for the American Association for Justice Trial Lawyers Care Award in 2014, according to the Law Offices, in a news release.
The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein is a statewide practice with seven offices in Sanford, Biddeford, Portland, Windham, Lewiston, Augusta and Bangor, and specializes in personal injury law. For more information visit: www.joebornstein.com.