Kansas Kids Win Poster/Video Contests, Focus on Improving Traffic Safety

Kansas- Statewide winners of two contests have been announced as part of the national safety campaign Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day.

FOR THE POSTER CONTEST – Three students were named statewide winners. They include Magdalena Marsh of Salina (5-7 age group), Reaghan Breshears of Eudora (8-10 age group) and Scarlett Do of Wichita (11-13 age group). Each student was selected as a regional winner and will receive a bicycle donated by the Kansas Turnpike Authority and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas.

Nearly 500 Kansas kids participated in the poster contest. As statewide winners in their age categories, they will also receive a Kindle Fire tablet from the KTA, a $50 gift card from the Fuel True/Independent Energy and Convenience and movie passes from AAA Kansas. In addition to these prizes, the student’s school, class or booster club will receive $200.

FOR THE VIDEO CONTEST – Maddox Votaw, Miles Morford and Madison Karten from Eudora High School, with their video titled, “Next,” won first place. They will receive first choice of a GoPro, a DJI Stabilizer and a DJI Drone, and the grand prize winner’s school, class or booster club will receive $500.

Second place went to Phoebe Fletcher, Zach Arnold, Havayah Harvat and Tanner Yankovich from Eudora High School, with their video titled, “Feeling Lucky.”

Third place went to Lane Burkholder from Derby High School, for the video, “Put the Brakes on Fatalities.” Each will receive one of the remaining prizes listed above.

There was a total of 35 video entries from teens across the state. To see the winning videos, click HERE. Organizations that work together on the Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day safety campaign
include the Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas Turnpike Authority, Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office, AAA of Kansas, Kansas Contractors Association and the Federal Highway Administration – Kansas division.
(Artwork – in order – by Magdalena Marsh of Salina, Reaghan Breshears of Eudora and Scarlett Do of Wichita.)

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