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DCH Lexus of Oxnard Awards $3000 in Scholarships to Local High School Seniors as Part of Teen Safety


 
PRLog - Jun. 13, 2014 - OXNARD, Calif. -- DCH Lexus of Oxnard presented $3,000 in scholarships to 3 local senior high school students at its 15th annual scholarship ceremony on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, and subsequently recognized each student in front of their communities at their respective senior awards nights ceremonies. The recent scholarship initiative brings the total investment in local students by the dealership to approximately $50,000.

“Along with being a great privilege, we recognize that driving is also an enormous responsibility. Car crashes are still the number one cause of death among teenagers, and so we are doing our best to help raise awareness about the need for everyone—beginning-drivers in particular—to focus on the road,” said George Yazbek, Vice President and General Manager at DCH Lexus of Oxnard. DCH Auto Group founded a non-profit organization, the Teen Safe Driving Foundation, to equip young drivers and their families with the tools they need to learn good driving habits. A percentage of every vehicle DCH dealerships sell is earmarked to fund teen safe driving initiatives.

To date, DCH Auto Group has donated more than $3 million towards the cause, helping to raise driving awareness in the communities it serves.

The DCH teen safety initiative asked scholarship applicants to create and submit a 15-60 second public service announcement (PSA) in audio, video, or artwork format encouraging teens to make good decisions while driving: eliminating distractions from cell phones, electronics, and passengers.

In addition to creating an original PSA scholarship, winners were selected based on financial need, service, and academic achievement.

Recipients, who each received a $1,000 scholarship, include: Rosemary Houlihan, Adolfo Camarillo High School; Mariela Trujillo, Pacifica High School; and Peter Loya, Moorpark High School.

This year’s PSA submissions and photos are featured in DCH Lexus of Oxnard’s winners showcase on its website and social media channels, including: www.dchlexusofoxnard.com/teensafedriving and www.facebook.com/dchlox.

About DCH Lexus of Oxnard

DCH Lexus of Oxnard’s sales department is open from 8:30 am to 9pm Monday through Friday, 9am to 8pm on Saturdays, and 10am to 7pm on Sundays. The service and parts department is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 6pm and from 8am to 5pm on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays.

Visit the dealership at 1640 Auto Center Dr., in the Oxnard Auto Center. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 988-8500, visit it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dchlox or visit the website at http://www.dchlexusofoxnard.com.

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