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Every year, the Robert Redick Memorial Scholarship recognizes the ingenuity of students who tackle the issue of distracted driving. The scholarship awards $5,000 to the most industrious student’s plan to address and reduce distracted driving.
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KNR Legal
Date posted
May 16, 2023

Elisha Burson Named 2023 Scholarship Winner

This year’s winner, Elisha Burson, from Ontario, Ohio, demonstrated a deep understanding of distracted driving and presented an innovative yet sensible solution. Her plan was comprehensive, well-researched, and offered real-world solutions to limit screen time and decrease distraction, from limiting phone use and passenger interactions to avoiding eating while driving.

Burson’s solution also included an app for drives without Do Not Disturb functionality on their phones.  Her app would help limit phone activity while driving by locking users out until they reach their destination. Ultimately, Elisha’s selection from over a thousand applicants, because of its practicality and attention to detail, aligns perfectly with the values of KNR and the spirit of the scholarship in Redick’s memory.

The Robert Redick Memorial Scholarship

The $5,000 scholarship to be applied to tuition and other education-related expenses acknowledges Elisha’s hard work and dedication and serves as a reminder of the importance of addressing distracted driving in Ohio. KNR is committed to reducing the harm and injuries associated with distracted driving accidents, and the scholarship is just one way the law firm strives to achieve this goal.

Burson’s achievements extend beyond this scholarship win. She attends Pioneer Career & Tech Center and will attend Liberty University upon graduation. She is an avid volunteer, a varsity tennis player, and a recipient of the Scholar-Athlete and Coach’s Award for leadership and sportsmanship.

“It is heartening to see young people like Elisha taking an active interest in addressing real-world issues and developing practical solutions. Her creative idea to reduce distracted driving is just the beginning of what we can expect from her,”  according to KNR Managing Partner John J. Reagan.

KNR would like to congratulate Elisha on this well-deserved win in memory of Robert Redick.

The KNR Distracted Driving Scholarship, awarded in Redick’s name, is a tribute to his passion for helping others. His dedication to fighting for the rights of the injured inspired the scholarship, and KNR remains committed to reducing the harm and injuries associated with distracted driving accidents in Ohio.

To learn more about the Robert Redick Memorial Scholarship, click here. For more information about KNR, visit or call 1-800-HURT-NOW .

About Kisling, Nestico & Redick: Kisling, Nestico & Redick provides sophisticated injury law representation to clients throughout Ohio. The firm has gained a reputation as one of the state’s leading personal injury firms due to personal service, inside knowledge of the insurance industry, and extensive legal experience.