"We hope this video inspires fellow Sherwood High School friends and students to drive more safely, we hope it sends a broader message across the Washington, D.C. area, and across the nation," said William Gregory, Principal of Sherwood High School. "Driving a car takes tremendous responsibility - for teens and adults of all ages - and Matthew and John perfectly illustrated that."Matthew and John's video was chosen by a panel of judges at Toyota and Discovery Education from more than 1,500 submissions - the most ever received in contest history. The other winners include:
- Second Place: Samuel Brown and Lillian Smith, students at Oklahoma City Public Schools' Classen School of Advanced Studies in Oklahoma City, Okla., will receive $10,000, as well as a behind-the-scenes trip to a live taping of a Velocity network show for their video, " Scary Movie."
- Third Place: Blake Rozas and Jackson Ingraham, students at Eanes Independent School District's Westlake High School in Austin, Texas will receive $7,500 for " Brain Surgery."
- People's Choice: Blake Takushi and Tyler Mora, students at Fort Bend Independent School District's Kempner High School and Austin High School in Sugar Land, Texas, who were chosen online by public vote, will receive $5,000 and a behind-the-scenes trip to a taping of a Velocity network show.