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Anthony Smith, Natalie Black, Austin Shannon, Megan Wessel and Shelly Camp at the Lincoln Memorial.

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Students crusade against car texting

Payson Project Ignition group goes to DC to train

How do you keep teenagers from killing themselves in a moment of stupidity? That’s the question facing a group of Payson teenagers, charged with convincing Arizona teens to give up the deadly habit of texting while driving. Just back from a conference in Washington, D.C., the four Payson teenagers now must help develop a public education campaign for the entire state. Shelly Camp serves as the adviser for Project Ignition, which involves maybe a dozen kids in the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) group in the effort to educate their peers about the dangers of distracted driving.


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