|Eagle Rock Multi-Age student wins state bus safety poster contest|
|Written by Leanne Christensen, RSD|
|Tuesday, 11 October 2011 14:42|
Share‘I See the Driver – The Driver Sees Me’
Hailey Hummel, a 5th grader at Eagle Rock Multi-Age, created the winning poster for the Washington Association for Pupil Transportation (WAPT) Bus Safety Poster Contest. Hailey was awarded a $50 check for her winning entry themed “I See the Driver – The Driver Sees Me.”
Hailey entered the poster contest last spring, and was thrilled to hear that her poster was chosen as a state winner. Her entry will now be sent on to the national contest.
Riverview bus driver Diane Magnochi paid a special visit to Eagle Rock in September to share the exciting news with Hailey and her classmates, and to award Hailey her prize.
Eagle Rock Principal Judy Kay Harris says, “Students were very excited to do this as a classroom project, and all posters submitted were wonderful examples of their art and thoughtful ideas about bus safety. We are so proud of all of our students who completed their entries, and are excited that Hailey won the state competition. Our best wishes are with her as her poster travels to the national competition.”
The National School Bus Safety Poster contest is sponsored each year by the National Association for Pupil Transportation, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Services, the national School Transportation Association and the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute.
In Washington state the WAPT was organized in 1976 to promote education, safety and efficiency for transportation supervisors around the state, and to provide forums of education which expand the capabilities and broaden the opportunities for all those in pupil transportation.
The association current serves over 650 members from local school districts statewide.