RHS Student Wins License Plate Design Contest
November 22, 2013
Please note: This article was originally published on 11/22/2013. Information and/or dates from past events may be not be relevant for the current school year.
Brandon Anderson, a student at Clarksville’s Rossview High School, received first prize in a license plate design contest staged by the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN). On November 22, Anderson received a $1,000 check and was honored by members of TSPN at the high school.
Anderson’s design and those of other contest winners has been incorporated in a final design for the plate, which was authorized by Gov. Bill Haslam to raise awareness of the issue of suicide prevention. A share of the proceeds from the sale of these plates will fund suicide prevention awareness and education projects statewide.
TSPN received entries from across Tennessee during the contest held this fall. Entries were reviewed by an ad hoc committee within TSPN’s governor-appointed Advisory Council following its business meeting in September. TSPN extends its sincerest thanks to Anderson and all of those who participated in the contest
The Network needs 1,000 signatures from people who plan to purchase this plate in order to justify its production by the Tennessee Department of Revenue. If you are interested buying one of these plates, more information is available on the TSPN website (www.tspn.org).
“We’ve been very fortunate to have two opportunities to raise awareness for suicide prevention this year—first the license plate design contest and now the anticipated production of the license plate itself,” said TSPN Executive Director Scott Ridgway. “This increased visibility will help us promote our goal of ‘zero suicides statewide’ going forward into 2014.”
If you or someone you know is severely depressed or thinking of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Trained counselors are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide you with the help and support you need.