Saving lives

Alex SorohanBerry recently received an $8,700 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to help combat issues such as underage drinking and impaired driving through participation in the Georgia Young Adult Program, which promotes education and awareness about highway safety to students on campuses statewide. Key to the grant’s receipt was freshman Alex Sorohan, whose brother died in 2009 while texting and driving. She now works closely with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and speaks regularly at conferences. Funding from the grant will be administered by the campus police department and used to educate Berry students as well as those at area high schools. For her part, Alex will be talking to Rome area students about the dangers of texting while driving. More about Alex.

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