The senior class of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas received a grant of $2,500 from State Farm for the school’s support of a Sept. 15 “Celebrate My Drive” safety program hosted on campus.
TMI parent and State Farm insurance agent Betsy Dippo presented the check Nov. 9 during daily chapel services to benefit Project Celebration, the school’s annual post-graduation party. On hand to accept the check were TMI parent Denice Notzon, a member of the committee that presents the event, and seniors Sailor Metz, Brooke Dippo-Foderaro and Garrett Notzon.
TMI was recognized for hosting “Celebrate My Drive,” a safety program sponsored by State Farm for newly licensed drivers. The interactive, positive program was one of more than 400 such events held Sept. 15 nationwide.
“We are thankful to TMI and everyone who came together in September to help rally around new drivers,” said Dippo, whose daughter is a member of TMI’s class of 2013. “Sharing these positive experiences and helping to keep young adults safe as they explore the road ahead builds stronger communities.”
TMI’s Project Celebration historically has had 100-percent attendance for its all-night, alcohol- and drug-free post-graduation celebration organized by parent volunteers and sponsored by TMI families and community businesses. Traditionally, the venue and activities are kept secret until the seniors arrive at their party.