TOPEKA - Winners of two statewide contests have been announced as part of the national safety campaign "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day".
For the poster contest Brooklyn Green-Lawson of Riverton, Kayleigh Flores of Moscow and Sierra de Koning of Axtell are the statewide winners. Each student was first selected as a regional winner and will receive a bicycle and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas at presentations at their schools. A total of 824 Kansas kids ages five to 13 participated.
Green-Lawson, Flores and de Koning were then chosen as the statewide winner in their age category. They will also receive a $50 gift card from the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas, movie passes from AAA Kansas and these family packages:
(Green-Lawson) Kansas City: Crowne Plaza Kansas City-Overland Park Hotel/Prairiefire
(Flores) Wichita: Best Western Airport Inn/Exploration Place
(de Koning) Topeka: Capitol Plaza Hotel/Kansas Children’s Discovery Center and Topeka Zoo
Maelee Dunn, also of Riverton, was the regional winner in the eight to 10 year old category. She will receive a bicycle and a helmet from Safe Kids Kansas at the Riverton awards assembly to be held on Oct. 26.
For the video contest, students from Wichita East High School won first place. The class will receive their choice of an iPad, GoPro or Osmo Steadicam along with a $500 donation to the school.
Students in Cardinal Productions at Eudora High School captured second place and Spring Hill Middle School placed third in the video contest. Each will receive one of the remaining prizes listed above. More than 160 entries from teens in 30 Kansas schools participated.
Organizations that work together on this safety campaign include the Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas Turnpike Authority, Kansas Highway Patrol, AAA of Kansas, Kansas Contractors Association, Kansas Family Partnership, Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office, Federal Highway Administration and the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers.
Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day is a nationwide effort to increase roadway safety and reduce all traffic fatalities. For more information and a list of all the winners across Kansas, go to www.ksdot.org and click on the Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day information.