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HHS SADD group seeks online votes for grant

The Hudson High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) group is on a quest to get a $100,000 grant for their school, along with a private concert by Grammy Award-winner Kelly Clarkson. This money can be allocated in any way the school chooses, as long as 10 percent is dedicated to teen driver safety.

Now through Oct. 26, students, parents, friends, family members -- anyone ages 14 and above can vote by simply going to, find Hudson High School among the list of registered schools and make a commitment to stay safe on the road. You can vote once per day from a valid email address. The school with the most "safe driving commitments" wins. For more information go to

Celebrate My Drive is an event powered by State Farm that encourages teens to make positive choices as they start driving. Local State Farm agent Wendy Peterson has been rallying the group since June, in hopes of bringing this money to Hudson.

Doug Stohlberg

Doug Stohlberg has been part of the Hudson Star-Observer since 1973 and has been editor since 1987. He worked at the New Richmond News from 1971 to 1973. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.

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