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NAPT names winners of annual poster contest


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Cesar Davila of Brownsville, Texas, had the winning poster in Division III and is the overall winner of NAPT’s 2012 National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest.
<p>Cesar Davila of Brownsville, Texas, had the winning poster in Division III and is the overall winner of NAPT’s 2012 National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest.</p>
ALBANY, N.Y. — The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) recently announced the winners of its 2012 National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest.

The theme of this year’s contest was “Stand Back From the Yellow and Black.” Cesar Davila of Brownsville, Texas, took first place in Division III and was the overall winner of the contest.

Other winners are as follows:

Division I (kindergarten through second grade)
First: Shivangi Ojha Pirtle of Belton, Texas
Second: Andres Alvarez of Peoria, Ill.
Third: Lindsay Mueller of Linn, Kan.

Division II (third grade through fifth grade)
First: Regina Gutierrez of Baldwin, N.Y.
Second: Mary Massey of Lafayette, Tenn.
Third: Jennifer Sieredzki of Clayton, N.C.

Division III (sixth grade through eighth grade)
First and overall winner: Cesar Davila of Brownsville, Texas
Second: Mark Jarrell of Mount Zion, Ga.
Third: Carly McCloy of Chillicothe, Ohio

Division IV (special needs)
First: Kendra Diggs of Dendron, Va.
Second: McKenzie Spong of Port Charlotte, Fla.
Third: Andrew Sarles of Sandusky, Mich.

Division V (computer-aided design)
First: Cathryn Phetsomphou of Sherwood, Ore.
Second: Ronando Moore of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Third: Elizabeth Trail of Palmetto, Fla.

Division VI (international)
First: Haley Rowe of Misawa Air Base, Japan
Second:  Tabitha Smith of Misawa Air Base, Japan
Third: Jeric Locquiao of Misawa Air Base, Japan

To see the students’ posters, click here.

The theme for this year’s poster contest — “Stand Back From the Yellow and Black” — will be the theme of National School Bus Safety Week next year, which will be held Oct. 21-25, 2013.

The theme for next year’s poster contest is “At My Stop — You Stop!” Students can draw posters representing this theme through September 2013.


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