The Tennessee Highway Safety Office joins AAA – The Auto Club Group for the second year to offer the Reduce TN Crashes Scholarship Award. Through this program, one exemplary high school senior in Tennessee receives a $3,000 scholarship for working with Reduce TN Crashes to improve teen driver safety within their local community. This year’s winner is Ashlyn Drewry from Carroll County.

Ms. Drewry is a graduating senior from McKenzie High School (MHS) who will attend the University of Tennessee at Martin in the Fall of 2021. She was nominated to receive the Reduce TN Crashes Scholarship Award by Ms. Sheila Ridley, School Counselor at MHS. Ms. Drewry is an active member of the Teen Health Council and Youth Leadership Carroll County. She is the Student Council President and a two-time national qualifier for the MHS Beta Club. Ms. Drewry enjoys cheerleading, painting, and spending time with friends, and she has volunteered over 100 community service hours during her high school career.


Ms. Drewry has attended two Tennessee Teen Institute (TTI) summer camps where she participated in several Reduce TN Crashes activities, including events hosted by ThinkFast Interactive, Tennessee Operation Lifesaver, Tennessee Trucking Foundation, and more. She used the information she learned at TTI camp to educate her peers at MHS. During the 2019 – 2020 school year, the Teen Health Council at MHS received a “Be in the Zone – Turn Off Your Phone” grant from Ford Driving Skills for Life to educate about distracted driving. Ms. Drewry handled the social media aspect of this grant to share safety tips with students. Ms. Drewry’s leadership and participation in various Reduce TN Crashes activities increased student participation in teen driver safety programs at MHS.

For more information about the Reduce TN Crashes Scholarship Award, please contact or call 931-372-6302.