Upperman High Students THINK FAST

(UHS students celebrate their winnings with TjohnE Productions' DJ Matt and host Alan during the Governor's Highway Safety Office and Nissan North America THINK FAST program.)

As the end of the school year approaches, senior students begin thinking about life after high school. Before life begins outside of high school for these students, emergency officials want to make sure students have the right information to remain safe and see those plans through.

Friday was one of those days for Upperman High School juniors and seniors. Through funding from the Tennessee Governor's Highwasy Safety Office and Nissan North America, students participated in a high-energy, fast-paced, and undoubtedly high-stakes gameshow right in their school auditorium.

THINK FAST is a gameshow themed program that quizes students on their knowledge of traffic safety issues related to teens with a little current event and pop culture trivia mixed in for fun. With a live DJ and gameshow host, students find themselves in the spirit of a real live gameshow.

Students are organized into teams with a designated team captain. As the program progresses, teams work to be the fastest to answer each question. With each team captain armed with a wireless remote tied to the gameshow technology, the room becomes extremely competitive.

At the end of each round of questions, the top four teams are represented in an on-stage face-off.

"This is one of the neatest programs I have seen to keep the students involved and educate them at the same time. To see fourty-two teams of our students all competing agains each other was so incredible," states UHS Health Science Instructor Dana Harrison.

Winning students are rewarded at the conclusion of each round, and ultimately a grand winner is crowned at the end.

Brandon Smith, Putnam County 911/EMS stated "We are so thankful to the Governor's Highway Safety Office, Nissan North America, and TjohnE Productions for putting on this amazing experience for these students. We also owe a special thank you to the Jackson County Anti-Drug Coalition for offering to give us this timeslot with the program since they were unable to use it."

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