Safe driving: Teen filmmaker is finalist in national video challenge

Mount Si High School senior Rachel Mallasch is one of 10 finalists in the Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge, a national competition that could win her up to $15,000. The challenge called on teens to create short videos to inspire their friends to make safer decisions behind the wheel, and voting is on now.

Mallasch, of North Bend, is passionate about film and photography, and plans to attend Azusa Pacific University in Calif., where she has been accepted into the film productions program.

Find and vote on her video at People can vote once a day through April 30. A prize of $15,000 will be presented to the creator of the video that received the most votes. Prizes of $10,000 and $7,500 will be awarded to other top vote-getters.


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