An area student recognized at the state capital this week. 12 year old Lucy Kuelper of Rio attends ROWVA schools. She started the “Move Over Project” in response to a number of recent tragedies involving Illinois State Troopers. Her father has worked for the Illinois State Police for 17 years. Kuelper’s efforts were highlighted on the Illinois House floor on Thursday by local State Rep. Dan Swanson.
The “Move Over Project”, a Facebook page and viral social media project Lucy started on Friday, March 29, has quickly grown into something of a sensation. As of Thursday morning “The Move Over Project” has over 18,000 likes and followers.