West Clermont student Amato wins car at conclusion of Operation Zero

The final Operation Zero seminar for the 2008-2009 school year ended with Erica Amato’s name being drawn as the winner of the 2009 Hyundai Accent. This is the 21st year the Kiwanis Club has sponsored the program and donated a car to a safe senior. The drawing was held April 29 in the Glen Este High School Performing Arts Center.

Amato called her mother from behind the wheel of her new car to tell her the news.

“Guess what? I won the car, mom,” said Amato.

“We started this program 21 years ago when eight to 10 West Clermont students died in several traffic accidents,” said Bob Grethel. “We wanted to help curtail traffic fatalities and teach students safe driving practices.”