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Bloomingdale wins Battle of the Belts
Bloomingdale wins Battle of the Belts

Valrico, FL -- Today, Bloomingdale High School hosted a ceremony to recognize the Battle of the Belts winners.

The school was also the Battle of the Belts winner.

Deputy Superintendent of Schools Ken Otero and Colonel Greg Brown with the sheriff's office attended the ceremony, along with guest speaker, Shane Downs.

Shane shared his story of a 2006 rollover crash which resulted in the death of his best friend who was not wearing a safety belt.

The Battle of the Belts program was initiated in an effort to reduce teen fatalities and injuries.

High schools throughout the County competed for prizes in this student-led safety campaign. 

Congratulations to the following winners:

  • Bloomingdale and Blake High Schools for the "Highest Percentage" of safety belt use

  • Gaither for the "Most Improved",

  • Lennard for the "Best Campaign"

  • Tampa Bay Tech for the "Best Public Service Announcement"

Winning schools received cash awards and prizes made possible by the support of our community sponsors. 

State Farm Insurance supported this annual campaign and donated $7,000.

Bloomingdale High School is located at 1700 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico.


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