Osage City student wins statewide award for Put the Brakes on Fatalities poster

An Osage City student artist has been named as a statewide winner in the Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day statewide contests.

Austin Lamb, of Osage City, Nora Ackermann, Andover, and Alyson Welch, Overland Park, were named as statewide winners in the poster contest. Each student was first selected as a regional winner and will receive a bicycle and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas at presentations at their schools.

A total of 1,048 Kansas kids ages 5 to 13 participated in the poster contest. As statewide winners in their age categories, they will also receive a Kindle Fire tablet from the Kansas Turnpike Authority, a $50 gift card from the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas, a $50 gift card from Walmart and movie passes from AAA Kansas.

Winners of the two statewide contests were announced as part of the national safety campaign Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day.

In the video contest, students from Eudora High School won first place. The class will receive their choice of an iPad, GoPro or Osmo Steadicam along with a $500 donation to the school. Andrew Tabb, Shawnee Mission West High School, captured second place. Kodi Rogers and Aly Tarrango, Scott City High School, placed third in the video contest. Each will receive one of the remaining prizes listed above. More than 50 entries from teens in 25 Kansas schools participated.

Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day is a nationwide effort to increase roadway safety and reduce all traffic fatalities. For more information and a list of all the winners across Kansas, see www.ksdot.org and click on the Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day information.

See related story: Osage City student is 1 of 3 northeast Kansas safety poster winners

Information thanks to Kansas Department of Transportation.


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