The Fourth Annual Senior High School Student Safety Campaign Contest was co-sponsored with the Districtís transportation partners to promote teen driver safety. This year the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority joined the awareness campaign to help reach a larger number of students. Similar to last year the theme focused on the dangers of distracted driving, a trend that results in thousands of fatalities Nationwide on our roadways.
The contest included a poster and public service announcement component, with three winners designated for each category. Hundreds of entries were received from schools throughout the District.
School Board Chairman Perla Tabares Hantman recognized the winners for their creativity and ingenuity at the May 2012 School Board and MPO Meetings. In addition, the safety messages will be distributed to all District senior high schools during the annual National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 14-20, 2012. The safety messages will also be broadcast on WLRN after the regularly scheduled School Board meetings during the months of June, July and August.
The poster contest winners are:
First Place Winner: Jonnie Piñon, Miami Senior High School ($250 award)
Second Place Winner: Vinh Vo, Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School Biscayne Bay Campus ($150 award)
Third Place Winner: Tacia Diaz, Doral Academy Charter Senior High School
The Public Safety Announcement winners are:
First Place Winner: Manuel López, Miami Senior High School ($250 award)
Second Place Winner: Antony Alvarez, Coral Reef Senior High School ($150 award)
Third Place Winner: Stephan Reese, Robert Morgan Educational Center ($100 award)