The 2010 Senior High School Safety Campaign Contest was co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Planning Organization under the Unified Planning Work Program, to promote pedestrian and vehicle driver safety at the senior high school level.
This year, the theme focused on the dangers of distracted driving. The Department of Transportation reports that every year distractions caused by cell phones results in over 6,000 deaths on our roadways.
A total of thirty-four students participated throughout the School District from: Miami Lakes Educational Center; Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School, North Miami Beach Senior High School, North Miami Senior High School, Miami Senior High School, and Young Women’s Preparatory Academy.
At the April 29, 2010 MPO Meeting, Vice Chair Perla Tabares Hantman recognized and commended the winners for their outstanding safety messages, which clearly demonstrate the dangers of driving while distracted.
The poster contest winners are:
First Place Winner: Michael Rodriguez, from Miami Lakes Educational Center
Second Place Winner: Fabian Lobos, from Miami Senior High School
Third Place Winner: Gisselle Mendez, also from Miami Senior High School
The Public Safety Announcement winners are:
First Place Winners: Luis Holguin, Amanda Borges, and Natalie Avellana, from Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School
Second Place Winner: Ned Chandler, from North Miami Beach Senior High School
Third Place Winners: Giovanni Lopez, Greg Nestor, Derrick Pomare and McNell Francois, from North Miami Beach Senior High School
The safety messages will be distributed to all District senior high schools during the annual National Teen Driver Safety Week, designated by the U.S. Congress as the third week of October. The winners will also be recognized by the School Board at its May 12, 2010 meeting, and their safety messages will be broadcast on WLRN after the regularly scheduled School Board meetings during the months of May, June and July.