GEICO searching for student-run anti-alcohol/drug programs

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 9, 2015 – If your school or student group demonstrates exceptional leadership in promoting alcohol and drug-free lifestyles to your peers, enter for a GEICO Student Award through the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP). 

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions to help create student advocacy programs. First place earns $1,000, second place earns $600 and third place earns $400. The deadline for entries is March 23.

All high school student groups in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland, the District of Columbia and northern Virginia are eligible to enter the contest, and can submit an application by visiting To enter the contest, school leadership activities must have been completed during the 2014-2015 school year.

Entries are reviewed by an expert panel and judged on qualifications such as creativity, school and community involvement, leadership, underage drinking prevention projects and substance abuse prevention projects.

WRAP and GEICO will announce the winners of the student awards at a ceremony and luncheon on April 21. Everyone who submits an application will receive a special invite to the event with further details.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 14 million private passenger customers and insures more than 23 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

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