A little rain Friday morning didn’t stop teen motorists from participating in the 9th annual Lorain County Young Driver Competition.
Every high school in Lorain County sent its two best drivers to the Lorain County JVS. All were required to have a valid driver’s license and driving record free of any violations.
Taking home the top prize of $500 was Alyssa Zurowski, a JVS and Midview student. She was followed by Hayden Matus of Firelands and Matthew Rister of Keystone, who won $250 and $100 respectively.
The competition included a maneuverability obstacle course, a written test on Ohio driving laws, and another exam gauging student’s knowledge of hazardous road conditions.
“JVS school resource officer, Dep. Anthony Pluta and I work year round to encourage students to drive safely,” said JVS high school principal Jill Petitti. “We work very closely with law enforcement officials to determine which of our students have received tickets for driving infractions. We are committed to promoting safe driving practices through the entire school year, and we look forward to hosting this event annually.”