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MS Student Wins First Place in Bus Safety

LMS Student Takes First Place in New York State School Bus Safety Poster Contest
Posted on 09/28/2018
LMS Student Takes First Place in NYS School Bus Safety Poster ContestCoram bus poster winner Oliver BrownLongwood Middle School fifth-grade student Hunter Koeppen has won first place in 2017-2018 New York State School Bus Safety Poster Contest. Hunter’s poster will be judged nationally at the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Conference held at the end of October in Kansas City. 

Additionally, Coram Elementary School third-grader Oliver Brown and fifth-grade student Eric Heinz earned second place in the competition.  

The students created posters that communicated the theme: My School Bus, The Safest Form of Student Transportation.  Entries are judged on the relationship of the poster design to school bus safety practices, originality and expression, execution and visual impact. Prizes were awarded for the first, second and third place in each division.

The poster contest is the centerpiece of National School Bus Safety Week. Thousands of school districts in over 40 states participate in local and state-level competitions to select artwork that depicts school bus safety-related themes to encourage and promote school bus safety. The winning posters are used to promote safer school transportation for everyone.

Top photo: Longwood Transportation Coordinator John Ryan (left) and NYAPT Executive Director Peter Manella (right) congratulate first place poster winner Hunter Koeppen and second place winner Eric Heinz.

Bottom photo: Photo l-r: Transportation Coordinator John Ryan (left) and Coram Assistant Principal Jennifer Mella-Mollo, Principal Susan Connolly, and Assistant Principal Tom Knott join third-grader Oliver Brown.
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