Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts in Laredo, Texas, made history on Saturday at the Fernando A. Salinas 5K Run. The run was the largest recorded in Laredo and South Texas history.
The 5K run was held to promote safe teen driving and raise money to send students to the Teens in the Driver Seat Summit in El Paso. Nineteen scholarships will be given to qualifying high school seniors from money made at the run. The scholarships are named after Mercurio Martinez IV, who died in a car crash in October of 2008.
Fernando A. Salinas, the run’s namesake, is a member of the community in Laredo. The run was named after Salinas for his commitment to safe teen driving and dedication to the community.
Alberto Torres Jr., leader of the TDS program at VMT said, “The 5K run is being named as the Fernando A. Salinas 5K Run for his support to Teens in the Driver Seat; morally and financially.”
Krizia Martinez, research assistant at the Texas Transportation Institute said, “The run was a really big success. A bunch of people learned about safe teen driving and joined in celebrating the life of Mercurio.”
In recognition for the group’s effort they received a formal proclamation from Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade. Congratulations, Vidal M. Trevino on this successful event!
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