Eureka High School leading the nation in driving safety competition

By WEEK Reporter

October 24, 2013 Updated Oct 24, 2013 at 9:41 PM CDT

EUREKA, Ill. -- The clock is ticking for Eureka High School students. they have until saturday to prove their commitment to safe driving is enough to win a hundred thousand dollars.

Eureka High School is competing with 3,700 other schools in Statefarm's "Celebrate My Drive" competition.

The Eureka community's challenge is to have the most people commit to driving safely by Saturday night.

As of Thursday afternoon, Eureka high was leading the nation with more than forty thousand online commitments. A Louisana high school was a close second with more than 39,000 commitments.

The top 50 schools will win grants from $25,000-$100,000. However,
the school with the most commitments will win a $100,000 grant and a concert with Grammy-Award-winning singer Kelly Clarkson.

If the high school wins, it will benefit the whole district with new equipment.

"Our marquees are the old type style throughout the district. I thought, if we won the $25,000 we'd do it at the high school, but now we see we're leading this thing, so now we want to do it district wide," said Principal Richard Wherley.

To commit you must go online to and take a two question quiz of the day on driving safety. It does not matter if you do not get the questions right or wrong. It is purely educational.

Anyone fourteen or older can commit once a day until Saturday night at 11:59.