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RBR TEAM HAS ITS ‘BRAINS’ ON THE PRIZE

winnersThe “Don’t Be Distracted” team from Red Bank Regional was a grand prize winner in the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey’s year-long U Got Brains Competition. Pictured are (right to left, back row) RBR SAC Counselor Lori Todd, Ryan Toriello, Joel Sibrian, Josh Bruce, Tim Mills, RBR Interactive Media Teacher Carl Grillo; (middle row) Aria Huntley, Eric Banal, Haley Watson, Nikki Lauro, Mike LoBasso; (front row) Justin Delaney, Nicole Delaney. Not pictured: Matt Suszka, Joe Malley, and RBR SRO Rob Chenoweth.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

Last spring, Graphic Communications students at Red Bank Regional High School strapped Go-Pro cameras to the heads of students and teachers, who portrayed victims in the annual pre-prom car crash reenactment. The students turned footage from the reenactment into a video that qualified for the fifth annual U Got Brains competition sponsored by the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey — and after an intensive effort to publicize their mission through various media to the school and general community, the RBR Don’t Be Distracted Campaign bested 56 other NJ high schools to become one of three grand-prize winners.

During the program’s culminating event held at Six Flags Great Adventure, RBR shared the top honors with Jackson Memorial High School in Ocean County, and Lenape Regional in Burlington County. Each of the winning schools won a state-of-the-art driving simulator to help educate future student drivers in driving safety.

Carl Grillo, Interactive Media teacher and director of the winning video, was particularly proud of his students, explaining, “We were the first ‘rookie’ school in the competition to win the grand prize. That had never happened before.”

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LITTLE SILVER: RBR STUDENTS GOT BRAINS

ugotbrainsRed Bank Regional Interactive Media students and faculty teaming up to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving include (back row): RBR Student Assistance Counselor Lori Todd, Mike LoBasso, Justin Delaney, Tim Mills, Josh Bruce, Joel Sibrian, Joe Malley, Matt Suszka, Ryan Toriello; (front row): Aria Huntley, School Resource Officer Rob Chenoweth, Nicole Delany, Nikki Lauro, Haley Watson, Eric Banal, RBR Interactive Media Teacher Carl Grillo.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

TV production students in Mr. Carl Grillo’s Interactive Media class at Red Bank Regional High School have adopted a mission to bring awareness to their peers on the dangers of distracted driving. Late last year, the students entered a competition conducted by the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) and UGotBrains.com. RBR is one of 59 schools in New Jersey participating in the program, and the three finalists in the competition will win a driving simulator for their high school.

Mr. Grillo’s students produced a video in conjunction with the school’s Project Prom activity. The video propelled the RBR team to the second round of the U Got Brains competition, and can be viewed on YouTube here.

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