BELTON, Mo. — Safe Fleet has revealed the winner of Part 1 of the “United Against Bullying” coloring contest. The winning entry was submitted by Allison McKenna Fox from Meridian Middle School located in Lynden, Washington.
Part 1 of the United Against Bullying coloring contest was organized by Safe Fleet and its subsidiaries from Aug. 15 to Sept. 15, and was open to students from all school districts across the U.S. and Canada. The drawing of the winning outline encourages kids to work together to stop bullying, company officials said. As a winner, Allison McKenna Fox will receive an anti-bullying teddy bear, medal, button and certificate.
“We were impressed by the creativity of students who took part in our contest and by the genuine interest of school communities to our program,” said Bob Parks, vice president, human resources at Safe Fleet. “The contest submissions covered a range of anti-bullying messages, teaching young people to be kind and supportive to each other. We thank all the students, educators and parents for active participation and attention to the issue of bullying. It was a great inspiration for all our team to continue working on solutions and initiatives to stop bullying.”
During October, which is National Bullying Prevention Month, Safe Fleet and its subsidiaries will launch Part 2 of the coloring content. In this phase, students will color and submit the outline designed by Allison McKenna Fox. The winners will be selected from three different age categories: 5-7 years old, 8-10 years old, and 11-plus years old. Each winner will receive an anti-bullying medal, a button and certificate, and a teddy bear. The winners’ schools will receive $500 towards the implementation of anti-bullying initiatives.
School transportation departments can submit applications for a $50,000 grant for the expansion of their anti-bullying training programs and the purchase of school bus safety equipment until Oct. 15.
Detailed information about the coloring contest and grant is available on the official Safe Fleet campaign website at www.unitedagainstbullying.net.