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Show choir sings to save lives

By Elise Roberts - bio | email

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - 14 teenagers are killed on the road every day. During the holiday season those numbers skyrocket. However, one group of students is trying to change those statistics.

"We've gotta pay attention to what we are doing on the roads. We've gotta be more cautious," said Christian Myrick, a senior at Pascagoula High School.

Myrick is also one fraction of the show choir that's remixing some holiday classics and it's all to help teen drivers.

"I think it's a pretty fun way to send out a message about driving safe. And even though it sometimes may seem cheesy. It gets the point across," said Myrick.

It's all apart of a national competition. Songs like "O come all ye faithful" are now "O come all ye drivers." "Up on the housetop" is now "Out on the Highway."

Winning the competition would mean national bragging rights AND a $10 thousand prize that would help keep the music program alive.

"Their reaction was hey if we can get some money, let's try it, it wouldn't hurt. All we have to do is do a video and see what happens," said Shanna Luckett, the music director at Pascagoula High School.

The group is now in the top 15 and they are working hard in hopes of being number one; not to mention keeping their music and their message strong.

While those kids are obviously very talented, it's the votes that will determine a winner. Click here to vote for their video.

 

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