Student drivers from all 12 MCPSS high schools tested their skills this week in the Calvin Crist Driver’s Education Road-e-o at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
The students’ skills were tested in a variety of driving challenges: a slalom course, backing into a parking space, a three-point turn, changing lanes and other tests. Rules of the road were observed and graded throughout.
Jonathan Rowe of Williamson took first place in the student competition, with Mary G. Montgomery’s Bea Lindquist placing second and LeFlore’s Jaboris Raine finishing third.
A handful of celebrity drivers also tackled the course and were judged like the students, with Superintendent Martha Peek winning the celebrity division. Peek, who is retiring at the end of June, was also honored before the competition for her support of the event.
The Road-e-o was started 14 years ago by former MCPSS Supervisor of Athletics, Driver’s Education, Health and Physical Education Calvin Crist. Last year, it was renamed in honor of Crist, who passed away in 2016.