It's Safe Grad time New Brunswick!

State Farm® grants $24,000 to help high school students enjoy a safe prom night

AURORA, ON, May 31, 2016 /CNW/ - Your high school graduation is a cherished memory that will last a lifetime. As students gather to celebrate this wonderful achievement and memorable chapter in their lives it's important that they do so in a fun and safe environment.

New Brunswick's Safe Grad celebrates the message that high school graduation can be done in a safe and secure way, promoting the exclusion of drugs and alcohol. This year over 3200 students can participate in all night activities after prom that include; beach volleyball, swimming, scavenger hunt, dunk tank, bonfires and fireworks. Some schools bus students to a hall or university where they will partake in the various activities and stay overnight. Dinner, late night meals, snacks, and breakfast are also supplied.

State Farm is providing a $24,000 grant to 14 New Brunswick high schools. The money goes to providing Safe Grad packages to each student participating as well as a $500 monetary donation to each school that will go to help fund Safe Grad activities.

Media Invitation

Media are welcome to attend Safe Grad events across the province; interview, photo and video opportunities are available.

Here is a list of the schools participating, date of their graduation, their Safe Grad representative, and the State Farm Agent associated with the school:



Safe Grad Reps            

State Farm Agent

Mathieu Martin, Dieppe                      

June 3              

Sylvain Gingras               

Natalie LeBlanc

Harrison Trimble, Moncton                 

June 20            

Matthew Machett             

Derri Smith/Greg Burke

MacNaughton, Moncton                     

June 21            

Jason Agnew                   

Derri Smith/David Hills

Moncton HS, Moncton                        

June 21            

Sandi Edmunds               

Greg Burke/David Hills

Riverview HS, Riverview                    

June 21            

Vanessa White                

David Hills/Greg Burke

Oromocto HS, Oromocto                    

June 22            

Allie McCleave                 

Shelly Pye

Fredericton HS, Fredericton              

June 23            

Beth Wright                     

Scott Janes/Julie Peterson

Hampton HS, Hampton                       

June 23             

Laura Myers                   

Sarah Mallory Wright

Rothesay HS, Rothesay                     

June 23             

Andrew Peters                

Barb Magee

Kennebecasis HS, Quispamsis         

June 24             

Rolyne Butler                  

Barb Magee

St. Malachy's, Saint John                  

June 24            

Marc Gaudet                   

Steve Dever

Harbour View, Saint John                  

June 24             

Kerri Titus                        

Rob Scott

Leo Hayes, Fredericton                    

June 24            

Karen Kelly                       

Kevin Burke/Andy Williams

Sussex HS, Sussex                           

June 24            

Stacey Stairs                    

Scott Wiggins


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SOURCE State Farm

For further information: Please contact the individual school or John Bordignon, Media Relations State Farm Canada, 905.750.5567 / 416.801.6078,, for more information.

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