Collinsville, Oklahoma
May 8, 2016
Miscellaneous News
Texting & Driving Kills /
FFA Beef Advocacy /
FFA Officers
The Drive Alive Text Truck will be at Collinsville High School on May 9th

The #1 killer of teenagers and young adults in America today is texting while driving and distracted driving.

DRIVE ALIVE is a hands-on texting while driving experience made possible through our mobile texting display truck that contains 12 driving simulators.

After presenting this eye-opening video
each student has the opportunity to “take the wheel” and test their driving skill while receiving and sending text messages from their own personal cell phone.

Students receive a glow in the dark thumb ring and are encouraged to sign a commitment card that they keep in their wallet.

DRIVE ALIVE is scheduled to be in Collinsville High School on MAY 9 from 7:30 A.M. -3:00 P.M. - just before the end of school.

We are asking your company to help with the expense so there is no cost to the school.

The sponsorship cost is $250.00. If you would like your Company Name or Logo to appear on the commitment card, please reply to this email with an attachment.

Will you help bring this unique life-changing presentation to the students of Collinsville this May?

Checks are made payable to TB Enterprises, Inc. and can be mail to PO Box 912 Jenks, OK 74037.

Thank you for your support and promotion of Drive Alive into your local high school. We look forward to partnering with you.


Christina Hood
Drive Alive Promotions

DRIVE ALIVE is passionately educating young people about making good choices.

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Josh Guess -- FFA Master of Beef Advocacy
RELEASE DATE -- April 27, 2016

FFA Members Earn Master of Beef Advocacy Award
By Brook Zerr, Media Intern

OKLAHOMA CITY — Eight FFA members received the Master of Beef Advocacy Award during the 90th Oklahoma FFA Convention on April 27.
Award winners are Kyla Terry of Beggs, Machenzie Robinson of Foyil, Tayler Thrower of Choctaw, Michael Brown of Geronmio, Samantha Portillo of Grove, Jessica Wright of Oklahoma Union, Kourtney Young of Pawnee, and Josh Guess of Collinsville. These Oklahoma FFA members earned this honor by participating in the MBA program and curriculum.

The Oklahoma Beef Council, through the Beef Checkoff, has an innovative approach to teaching FFA members and advisers about advocating and promoting the agricultural industry.

“One of the best places to connect with consumers and share the story of the beef community is through social media,” said Heather Buckmaster, executive director of the Oklahoma Beef Council. “This generation of young people is most comfortable using this platform to spread the word about animal agriculture.”

This online training program is designed to equip beef producers, industry allies and young agriculturalists with the information needed to be advocates for the beef industry.

Terry and Robinson were the grand winners and each received a $300 gift card from the Master of Beef Advocacy sponsor, the Oklahoma Beef Council. All other winners received $150 gift cards.

FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education division in the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education system. With more than 27,000 members and 359 chapters, the Oklahoma FFA Association is the fourth-largest state FFA association. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. To learn more about the Oklahoma FFA, visit


Collinsville FFA Officers For Next School Year
2016-17 FFA Officers (left to right) -- Katsy Smalygo, Julie Branen, Kaylyn Branen, Destiny Bump, Bailee Nunes, Daniel Kaiser, Monica Rubio, and Laney Branen.
-- Submitted Photo From Collinsville FFA
Katsy Smalygo-President
Julie Branen-Vice President
Kaylyn Branen-Secretary
Destiny Bump- Reporter
Bailee Nunes- Treasurer
Daniel Kaiser- Sentinel
Monica Runio-Historian
Laney Branen- Chaplain.