Morris, King & Hodge Announces Winners of 7th Annual Driver Safety Scholarship Contest

The law firm awarded a total of $4,200 in scholarship money to three Alabama high school seniors whose essays explored the problem of texting and driving.

HUNTSVILLE, AL, April 30, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Morris, King & Hodge P.C. is pleased to announce the three winners of the law firm's 2021 Driver Safety Scholarship competition.

Starting in 2015, Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. has sponsored an annual scholarship program to spotlight the serious problem of distracted driving and explore ways to reduce the hazardous habit among drivers. The firm awards three scholarships totaling $4,200 to seniors who plan to attend college after graduating from Alabama high schools.

To enter the competition, students wrote and submitted original essays on this topic: "How can we educate our community about the dangers of distracted driving and what are some practical ways we can drastically reduce distracted driving related accidents?"

Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. selected three winning essays for the Driver Safety Scholarships.

The three scholarship winners for 2021 are:

First Place ($2,000) -- Wyatt Earth Millwood, a senior at Austin High School in Decatur, who plans to attend the University of Alabama in Huntsville to pursue a career in Criminal Law.

Second Place ($1,200) -- Makenzie Friend, a senior at Mae Jemison High School in Huntsville, who plans to attend Mercer University to pursue a career as an Obstetrician-Gynecologist. Makenzie intends to focus her career on helping reduce the death rate for African-American women during pregnancy.

Third Place ($1,000) -- Amelia Brodowski, a senior at Whitesburg Christian Academy in Huntsville, who plans to attend Auburn University to pursue a degree in Journalism.

"On behalf of everyone at our firm, I'd like to congratulate the winners and thank every student who participated in the competition," Joe A. King, a partner at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., says. "We appreciate the role higher education plays in helping young people pursue fulfilling careers. We are honored to have the opportunity to support their endeavors."

Active involvement in the community is a priority for the attorneys at the firm. In addition to providing trusted legal representation, other community efforts include arranging free rides for members of the community on New Year's Eve through the Driver Safety Taxi & Tow Service.

About Morris, King & Hodge, P.C.

Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. is a highly-regarded personal injury law firm that serves clients in Huntsville and throughout Alabama. The firm has been named as a "Best Law Firm" by the publication U.S. News-Best Lawyers(R) for over a decade. Attorneys at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. represent clients in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death law, including car, truck, motorcycle, and other motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and product liability. The firm also assists clients in matters involving workers' compensation, insurance disputes, and business litigation.

Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. is located at 200 Pratt Avenue NE, Huntsville, AL 35801, with additional locations in Florence and Decatur. The firm may be reached by phone at (256) 536-0588 or through its online form.

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