If you missed out Get Real Behind the Wheels driving event last Octobers was a huge success. We wanted to end our 2012 with a splash and we got just that. We had nearly 60 new or returning drivers honing their skills, and a guest law enforcement officer on patrol that added an extra splash of reality for the new drivers. The smell of tire smoke was in the air as students learned advanced breaking techniques on the skid pad, parents anxiously tapped the dash as there students demonstrated there ability to parallel park, and the track was lively with students focusing on the basics and sharpening there abilities turn by turn. Smiles on the track were abundant, and spirits were high throughout the event, but one girl in particular had a day that stood out. Ashley a first time participant from West High Schools had a standout day excelling both on the main course, slalom run, the skid pad, and showed that she felt right at home behind the wheel. While no driver is perfect Ashley has driven the first few miles on what Get Real Behind the Wheel hopes is a long safe journey.
Millennium High Schools Erin had a note worthy day on the track, earning valuable experience on our closed course. This was Erin's first time on track and while initially nervous she began to excel as the day went on. There are still many obstacle to overcome but I trust with a dedication, continued practice, and determination even advanced parallel parking will become second nature. Overall Erin excelled on track and will only continue to grow in her skills and abilities as a driver.