James McCulley, 2018 MLK Freedom Medal Winner

James McCulley

Seventeen years ago, there was an accident in front of the school that James McCulley was working at that killed a student. James was determined to do something about it, so he went to the school board to see if he could talk to the students about the dangers of certain actions while driving. The one talk became a program. James teaches the program in conjunction with drivers’ education class, without charge, in ten local high schools. It includes segments on texting while driving, street racing, distracted driving, and the consequences of these actions from a ticket to jail time. By doing this program, James makes the streets safer for the students he talks to and for other motorists on the road. James also works the National Night Out program and other borough and adjacent town events. James is from Pine Hill.