Carter Mario scholarship winners announced


(From a press  release)

Carter Mario Injury Lawyers announced the winning students in their eighth “Arrive Alive” scholarship program. The law firm focuses the program on teen distracted and drunk driving prevention, and this year awarded $20,000 in scholarships to ten high school seniors from across the state. Each scholarship winner has shown academic excellence, and  demonstrated their understanding of the consequences of using a cell phone while driving, as well as underage drinking.

The winners are: Mallory Ham (Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk); Christina Chow (Avon High School, Avon); Eric Waldo (Trumbull High School, Trumbull); Imani Esdaile (Hill Regional Career High School, New Haven); Allison Bellucci (William H. Hall High School, West Hartford); Julia Elia (Laurelton Hall, Milford); Dan Perillo (Bunnell High School, Stratford); Sarah Allen (Canton High School, Canton); Shaynian Gilling (Hartford Public High School Law & Government Academy, Hartford); Heaven Daluz (Cooperative Arts & Humanities Magnet High School, New Haven).

Each scholarship is worth $2,000. The winners were announced in a ceremony at the law firm on Tuesday with special guest Attorney General George Jepsen. He presented each winner with a citation on their achievements. 

Students were asked to submit a project to the firm to help educate their peers on the real dangers of drunk driving, and texting behind the wheel. These projects ranged from video presentations, to graphic designs for billboards, to a custom made board game.

The Arrive Alive Scholarship program is a combination effort to financially assist students going onto college, but also to help make teens aware of the real dangers and perils of drunk driving and distracted driving. The focus of the Arrive Alive Scholarship presented by Carter Mario Injury Lawyers is the only scholarship program of its kind in Connecticut. Since the program’s inception in 2006, Carter Mario Injury Lawyers has awarded over $64,000.00 in scholarship money to 63 graduating high school seniors in Connecticut.

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