Snoqualmie Valley Record


Valley teen Rachel Mallasch’s video gets second place in Toyota challenge

July 7, 2014 · 1:22 PM

Rachel Mallasch / Courtesy photo

Rachel Mallasch, a 2014 graduate of Mount Si High School, is the second place winner of the 2014 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge. The Challenge is part of Toyota and Discovery Education’s joint Toyota Teen Driver program, created to help teens avoid distractions and stay safe behind the wheel.

Now in its third year, the Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge asks students across the country to produce short videos that inspire their peers to avoid distractions while behind the wheel. Mallasch’s video was chosen out of 1,000 video entries submitted from students nationwide through online voting.

Mallasch’s video, “Life Would Be Sweet…if we took the time to slow down and drive safely!” features a young boy who uses candy to build roads and cars, and emphasizes the dangers of distracted driving while also giving teens safety tips. You can view the video at http://viewpure.com/LWXkqruvW8o.

Mallasch also won second place in the Valley Record’s “People” category in the 2014 Scenic Photo Contest.

She recently graduated from Mount Si and will attend college this fall.


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