She proposed expanding the North Carolina ban on texting to include talking on a cell phone
Hickory, NC (PRWEB) May 31, 2013
Dakota Crapps of Connelly Springs was recently presented with the Next Step Scholarship from Crumley Roberts. The Next Step Scholarship is awarded to community college students planning to transfer to an accredited four-year college or university.
Crapps was selected as a scholarship recipient based on her essay response to the issue of distracted driving, particularly in young drivers, plaguing our nation. She proposed expanding the North Carolina ban on texting to include talking on a cell phone; except with a hands-free device. She also proposed rewarding young drivers for safe driving by decreasing insurance premiums.
Crapps was one of seven students to receive scholarships from Crumley Roberts this spring. To select the scholarship recipients, essays were judged by an independent and diverse panel of accomplished professionals and community leaders. Only six scholarships were originally planned; however, due to the number of exemplary applicants, Crumley Roberts decided to award an additional scholarship.
Crapps is a graduate of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute and will attend Appalachian State University in the fall, where she plans to pursue a degree in social work. She was presented with her scholarship award by Jason Knight, Community Involvement Specialist at Crumley Roberts.
“Our scholarship programs are an investment in the future,” said Chris Roberts, President and CEO of Crumley Roberts. “An investment not only in the lives of the recipients, but also in our communities. We believe these students are the leaders of tomorrow and we are proud to encourage their continued growth and success.”
Crumley Roberts is committed to helping students follow their educational goals through its scholarship programs. To date, the firm has awarded $175,000 in scholarships and technology to college-bound students.
Founded in 1989, Crumley Roberts, LLP, represents individuals in the areas of personal injury, drug injury, product liability, workers' compensation, and Social Security disability. The firm operates 14 offices in North Carolina and South Carolina. To learn more about the firm and its community relations activities, visit CrumleyRoberts.com.