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PRSD students show their creative side with the bus safety poster competition

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Maureen Laudlaw and her granddaughter Kassidy Hart, who won first place in Grade 6 for the division and is from Seven Persons School speak with Brian Andjelic, superintendent, and Kal Koch, deputy superintendent at the school bus safety posters award presentation Dec. 13 at central office in Dunmore. Maureen Laudlaw and her granddaughter Kassidy Hart, who won first place in Grade 6 for the division and is from Seven Persons School speak with Brian Andjelic, superintendent, and Kal Koch, deputy superintendent at the school bus safety posters award presentation Dec. 13 at central office in Dunmore. Photo contributed by PRSD

Prairie Rose School Division (PRSD) students in grades 1-9 were recognized for their creativity in helping share a message of safety around school bus transportation.


The fifth annual bus safety poster contest took place this fall in the division with winners, in attendance with their parents, recognized at central office Dec. 13.
There were more than 200 “excellent” entries this year, says Derek Beck, director of transportation for PRSD.
“It’s really impressive to see the number of students and schools that participate in the poster contest,” explains Beck. “As this is my first year as director of transportation, I am really excited about the priority that is placed on bus transportation safety in Prairie Rose School Division.”
There are 92 bus routes in Prairie Rose and buses transporting 2,065 students. When one takes into consideration, buses are running 20,000 kilometres every day to transport Prairie Rose students, it is no small feat to be able to do that safely.
“With over 2,000 students riding a bus each day, bus safety plays a big role in the lives of most of our students and parents. The poster contest is a fun and simple way to get the message out there to promote bus awareness and safety,” adds Beck.
Division officials had to choose first, second and third-place winners from many entries. First-place winners earned a $25 Medicine Hat Mall gift card, second-place winners received a $15 mall gift card and third place earned a $10 mall card.
The posters will now move on to be judged provincially.
Following are the poster contest winners for PRSD.
Grade 1
• 1st — Alexander Klassen, Redcliff Mennonite Alternative Program (RMAP);
• 2nd — Ricky Neufeld, RMAP;
• 3rd — Yolanda Klassen, Foremost;
• Honourable Mention — Andrew Fehr, RMAP.
Grade 2
• 1st — Trudi Techrioeb Wall, RMAP;
• 2nd — Evan Hagens, New Brigden;
• 3rd — Amber Ellert, Foremost;
• Honourable Mention — Ethan Hayhurst, Warren Peers (Oyen).
Grade 3
• 1st — Beth Burgess, Bow Island Elementary;
• 2nd — Charlene Campbell, Warren Peers (Acadia Valley);
• 3rd — Sarah W., RMAP;
• Honourable Mention — Gannon Johnston, Warren Peers.
Grade 4
• 1st — Susie Wiebe, RMAP;
• 2nd — Anna Knelssen, Burdett;
• 3rd — Reyna Woodruff, Seven Persons;
• Honourable Mention — Isaac Rempel, RMAP.
Grade 5
• 1st — Jordan Vandor, Seven Persons;
• 2nd — Elisabeth Friesen, RMAP;
• 3rd — Bobbi-lyn Kessler, Seven Persons;
• Hon. Mention — Landon Thompson, Seven Persons.
Grade 6
• 1st — Kassidy Hart, Seven Persons;
• 2nd — Emily Scott, Ralston;
• 3rd — Anderson Kurtzweg, Foremost.
Grades 7-9
• 1st — Charity Rice, Senator Gershaw;
• 2nd — Hunter Brown, Warren Peers;
• 3rd — Nancy Dyck, Warren Peers.
• Honourable Mention — Marissa Beebe, Warren Peers.

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