Andrew Olson, a senior at Williams Bay High School, won a car at an Operation Click giveaway for being a safe driver.
DELAVAN—A Williams Bay high school student won a car at the county’s fourth annual Operation Click ceremony Friday at the Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan.
Andrew Olson won the gold car for being a safe driver.
Each student who drew a key Friday was selected in a drawing to represent his or her school. The student with the key that fit the car won. Olson was the first student in line and fist-pumped in the air when he realized he drew the lucky key.
Haley Beeler, a Janesville Parker senior, was the lucky winner of a 2009 Chevrolet Aveo at an Operation Click ceremony Thursday for Rock County participants.
The program began in 2011 in Walworth County and 2013 in Rock County.
Qualifying students signed a contract at the beginning of the school year. Among the conditions they had to abide by: no texting or drinking while driving, no riding with a driver who has consumed alcohol, always wearing their seat belts, no traffic or alcohol violation convictions or school disciplinary problems.
About 75 percent of Wisconsin high school driver’s use a seat belt, according to Operation Click. About 98 percent of participating Walworth County students used seat belts in 2014.
Olson’s school and grade: Williams Bay High School senior.
Comment from Olson: “I’m just ecstatic,” Olson said. When asked the first place he was going to drive
his new vehicle, he said, “I have no idea. Wherever,” with a huge smile and crying teacher by his side.
Number of Walworth County participants: Sixteen. One from Delavan-Darien High School, three from East Troy High School and two each from Badger, Big Foot, Burlington Catholic Central, Elkhorn, Whitewater and Williams Bay high schools.
Percentage students wearing seat belts at each participating high school: Badger, 97 percent; Big Foot, 96 percent; Burlington Catholic Central, 98 percent; Delavan-Darien, 98 percent; East Troy, 100 percent; Elkhorn, 96 percent; Whitewater, 99 percent; and Williams Bay, 100 percent.
Donating the vehicle: Kunes Country Auto of Delavan
Make, model and year of vehicle: 2009 KIA Spectra
Estimated value of vehicle: $9,000
Consolation: $50 Wal-Mart gift card
Last year’s winner: Charlie Housh from East Troy High School
Source: Gazett Extra