Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Roadway Safety Poster Contest!
Earlier this year the Connecticut Training and Technical Assistance Center asked students from around the state to help promote roadway safety through art. After visiting the PBS Kids’ Ruff Ruffman Driving website (a site to access resources including games and surveys to encourage kids to become better passengers and to play an active role in helping their parents to keep their eyes on the road), students in grades K-6 submitted their poster designs depicting how to be safe as a pedestrian, bicyclists, or driver. Submitted entries were reviewed by a panel of roadway safety professionals from the Connecticut Department of Transportation and other local Connecticut agencies, and a winner and honorable mention were selected for three age categories: K-1st grade, 2nd-4th grade, and 5th-6th grade.
Monday, April 8th, the three winners and the three honorable mentions were invited to attend the Connecticut Work Zone Awareness Press Conference, held at the Newington Department of Transportation building. There, the students were presented with ribbons and gift baskets to honor their artistic achievements.
As a special surprise police officers and public works professionals from each of the students’ respective hometowns were invited to attend the press conference and give their congratulations. The students’ favorite surprise guests were University of Connecticut Police Officer Cheney and his K-9 Officer Tildy!!!
Job well done, kids!