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Sioux Falls Student Wins 10K

Monday, July 17, 2017

 A Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School student is $10,000 richer for being chosen the winner of a program that encourages driving safety among young people.

16 year old Alexa Nelson on Friday was announced as the winner of this year’s “Lesson Learned SD” program during a ceremony at the Sioux Empire Mall in Sioux Falls. The South Dakota Office of Highway Safety designed the program to encourage young people to be safe drivers. The cash prizes are sponsored by the South Dakota Broadcasters Association.

Lt. Gov. Matt Michels participated in the surprise ceremony for Alexa held at the mall’s Center Court. Michels says while the money is nice, the program is really about encouraging young drivers to be safe drivers.

The “Lesson Learned SD” website featured safe driving videos on issues such as distracted driving, seatbelt use and driving under the influence.  South Dakota young drivers, between the ages of 14 and 19, were encouraged to watch all three videos and answer the follow-up safety questions. Those who did were entered in the contest to win the cash prizes. Alexa was one of 2,539 eligible entries. 

The Broadcasters Association has contributed another $10,000 that Alexa can designate to school programs or activities of her choice. 

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