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PRSD students display artistic sides for poster contest

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Naomi Schick, from Schuler school, won first place in the poster contest for Grade 4. She accepts her award from PRSD board vice-chair and trustee Stuart Angle. Naomi Schick, from Schuler school, won first place in the poster contest for Grade 4. She accepts her award from PRSD board vice-chair and trustee Stuart Angle. Photo by Rose Sanchez

Students who earned first in a bus safety poster contest were honoured by the Prairie Rose School Division (PRSD) officials the morning of Dec. 11.

This year 254 posters were received for the annual contest from Prairie Rose students in grades 1-9 in six schools said Val Miller, transportation supervisor.
“We totally enjoyed what we saw this year.”
The provincial competition is sponsored by the Student Transportation Association of Alberta and the Alberta School Bus Contractors Association.
Each year the theme for School Bus Safety Week and the poster contest changes. This year the theme was “Stay back from the yellow and black.” 
All posters must have at least part of a yellow bus on them and must depict the safety rules.
“ Because the majority of our students are bused and to highlight the importance of school bus safety within the division, the Prairie Rose School Division went a step farther and sponsored a local poster contest before the posters were sent in for provincial judging,” said Miller.
First, second and third-place winners in each grade were chosen at the division office by a committee that consisted of trustees, bus drivers and division office staff.
The first place winners in Prairie Rose were invited to the school division office in Dunmore to receive their prizes and enjoy refreshments. Each first-place student received a certificate and $50 in “mall bucks” to be spent at any store in the Medicine Hat Mall.
Bus safety is important to division officials, especially since there are more than 100 buses transporting Prairie Rose students to schools every day. Those buses travel about 19,000 kilometres per day.
“What an awesome jobs you did on the posters,” Miller told the crowd of students and their parents at the presentation. “We were totally blown away.”
Students who win the poster contest provincially will receive $100 for their classroom to spend on supplies.
Following is the list of first, second and third-place winners in Prairie Rose School Division:
Grade 1
1st — Jordan Vandor, Seven Persons;
2nd — Charles Thompson — Seven Persons;
3rd — Daina Dixson — Foremost.
Grade 2
1st — Nela Peters, Schuler;
2nd — Kassidy Hart, Seven Persons;
3rd — Cassidy Liboiron, Jenner.
Grade 3
1st — Daphne Thompson, Seven Persons;
2nd — Hunter Nelson, Bow Island Elementary;
3rd — Austin Derzaph, Seven Persons.
Grade 4
1st — Naomi Schick, Schuler;
2nd — Joelly Obrigewich, Seven Persons;
3rd — Sheridyn Herman, Schuler.
Grade 5
1st — Damon Crooks, Seven Persons;
2nd — Hope Loose, Warren Peers;
3rd — Natalie Pacholek, Seven Persons.
Grade 6
1st — Faith Greenstein, Seven Persons;
2nd — Samantha Barnes, Warren Peers;
3rd — Karlie Grover, Margaret Wooding (Redcliff).
Grade 7
1st — Tia Herman, Schuler;
2nd — Juliette Noerenberg, Schuler;
3rd — Amy Peters, Schuler.
Grade 8
1st — Trinity Hanson, Jenner;
2nd — Deandra Halter, Jenner;
3rd — Courtney Lagasse, Schuler.
Grade 9
1st — Mark Noerenberg, Schuler;
2nd — Kirsten Krassman, Schuler;
3rd — Nallie Friesen, Schuler.

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