HENRY COUNTY, GA – Three posters from local students will soon be moving on to state competition after being announced as the winners of the Henry County Schools school bus safety poster contest. The local contest was held September 18.
More than 100 students from Henry County Schools submitted entries across three different divisions: Division 1 – Kindergarten – 2nd grade; Division 2 – 3rd – 5th grade; Division 3 – 6th – 8th grade.
The theme for the contest this year was “At my Stop – You Stop!” Each poster had to incorporate the theme and depict what that meant to each student.
Ryann Palmer, 2nd grade student at Fairview Elementary, had the top poster for Division 1. Luella Elementary 5th grade student Kimberly Long was the Division 2 winner. Division 3 was won by Raicel Gomez, 8th grade student at Hampton Middle School.
The posters now move on to the Georgia Association of Pupil Transportation state competition. Winning posters at the state level will then advance to the national competition.
Cliff Shearouse, Director of Transportation for Henry County Schools, shared, “The students did a wonderful job and it was a tough choice to select the best artwork. We had a great turnout of over 100 posters.”
The contest starts the drive towards school bus safety week in October. Traditionally held the third week in October, this year’s featured week takes place October 21-25. Bus Driver Appreciation Day will be held on October 21.
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