Houston firm Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz is sponsoring its 7th annual Text Free Texas Scholarship Contest this month.
The contest is intended to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, especially texting while driving, among teenagers.
Each year, the firm invites four Houston high schools to participate in the contest. High schools participating this year are Chavez High School, East Early College High School, Kashmere High School, and Mount Carmel Academy. During April, driving-age students from the schools will submit pledges explaining why they commit to not text and drive. The firm will select the best pledge from each school and award those students a $250 scholarship. Winners will be announced in the first week of May.
The contest targets teen drivers, who are the youngest and least experienced on the road, and are in the age group where cellphone use while driving is most common.
Find out more about the Text Free Texas Scholarship Contest at TextFreeTexas.com.