Updated October 14, 2013: NEWS RELEASE ISSUED OCTOBER 14, 2013 BY THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Kansas kids win statewide poster contest focused on improving traffic safety
Seven-year-old Laura Edelman of Sabetha, 10-year-old Reagan de Koning of Axtell and 12-year-old Kallie Leiker of Hays are the statewide winners in the 2013 Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest for all Kansas kids ages 5-13.
Each kid 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. The prizes will be presented by the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Highway Patrol at the student's school.
From the regional winners, Edelman, de Koning and Leiker were then chosen as the statewide winner in their age category. They will each also receive a family package from the Great Wolf Lodge water park in Kansas City, Kan., and also a $50 gas card from QuikTrip Corporation.
A total of 867 kids across Kansas ages 5 to 13 took the time to think about safety and participated in the contest. 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 poster contest information.
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Updated October 7, 2013: NEWS RELEASE ISSUED OCTOBER 7, 2013 BY THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
KDOT names regional contest winners
Tucker Leck, 6, of Neodesha, Shelby Jones,10, of Ottawa and Riley Brown,12, of Humboldt are the southeast Kansas winners in the 2013 Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest.
Each will receive a bicycle and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas. The Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Highway Patrol will make the prize presentations at their schools later this month.
A total of 867 kids ages 5 to 13 across Kansas took the time to think about safety and participated in the contest. Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day is a nationwide effort to increase roadway safety and reduce all traffic fatalities.
For more information, go to www.ksdot.org and click on the poster contest information.
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Posted August 22, 2013: NEWS RELEASE ISSUED AUGUST 22, 2013 BY THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
KDOT names regional winners in poster contest
The deadline is less than a month away for Kansas kids ages 5 to 13 to enter artwork for a statewide poster contest focusing on Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day - a nationwide effort to increase roadway safety and reduce all traffic fatalities. All entries must be postmarked by Friday, Sept. 20.
Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge at the Legends in Kansas City, Kan., and also $50 gas cards from QuikTrip Corp.
A total of 18 regional winners in the six regions and age groups (ages 5-7, ages 8-10 and ages 11-13) will each receive a bicycle and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas.
Entries should be mailed to: AAA Kansas, Public Affairs, 3545 SW 6th Street, Topeka, KS, 66606. On the back of the 8 ½-by-11-inch paper entry must be the child's full name; age at time of entry; mailing address; county; a parent's name; and contact phone number. For more information on the contest and the national safety campaign, go to KDOT's website at www.ksdot.org.
Below are the names of Kansas kids who have won the contest in the past three years:
2012 Poster Contest Winners
Northeast Kansas - Cresinda Bandel, Oskaloosa; Addison Mae Gehrt, Westmoreland; Jacque Stroud, Topeka.
North Central Kansas - Kady Toote, Washington; Leah Feldman, Gypsum; Eleanor Wiles,Gypsum.
Northwest Kansas - Hayden Gottstine, Logan; Haylee Tien, Logan.
Southeast Kansas - Kasey Paige Smith, Cherryvale; Anna Ecoff, Parsons; Riley Brown,Humboldt.
South Central Kansas - Von Woleslagel, Hutchinson; Lauren Mason, Benton; Heather Woleslagel, Hutchinson.
Southwest Kansas - Serra Clarke, Jetmore; Carson Linenberger, Garden City; Clara Jackson, Garden City.
2011 Poster Contest Winners
Northeast Kansas - Sierra de Koning, Axtell; Reagan de Koning, Axtell; Neeharika Kothapalli,Overland Park.
North Central Kansas - Elijah Schmidt, Junction City; Breckyn Martens, McPherson; Zoey Rankin, Ottawa.
Northwest Kansas - Aaron Moore, Oakley; Indigo Guise, WaKeeney; Donnovan Schroeder,Herndon.
Southeast Kansas - Abigail Balson, Coffeyville; Macie Ables, Fredonia; Nathan Cunningham,Iola.
South Central Kansas - Heath David Moeckel, Plevna; Britton Maclaughlin, Arkansas City; Jack Kelly Lynch, Wichita.
Southwest Kansas - Emmi Lott, Rolla; Emily Allen, Garden City; John Dohogne, Garden City.
2010 Poster Contest Winners
Northeast Kansas - Corissa Bandel, Oskaloosa; Youna Song, Manhattan; Ashley Grimm,Morrill.
North Central Kansas - Makayla Sanderson, Courtland; Breckyn Martens, McPherson; Dylan Hollerich, Tipton.
Northwest Kansas - Jailey Gallentine, Gove; Reanna Harman, Hays; Morgan Kathleen Beougher, Stockton.
Southeast Kansas - Abigail Balson, Coffeyville; Riley Brown, Humboldt; Madi McDonald,Chanute.
South Central Kansas - Calli Hatfield, Wellington; Taya Wilson, Sterling; Morgan Friesen,Andover.
Southwest Kansas - Monserrat Acosta, Dodge City; Grace Lang, Fowler; Ana Maria Chairez-Almeda, Garden City.
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