Boone County student announced as 1st place winner in poster contest | News
FRANKFORT, KY (FOX19) - A Boone County high school student placed first in her category in the 2012 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest.
Jessica Dunham from Randall K. Cooper high school was one of four first place winners in the annual competition sponsored by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
“The purpose of the contest is to increase environmental awareness among children,” said Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock. “We hope to educate our young people about the damaging effects of litter, and to change attitudes and behaviors about littering.”
Another Boone County student also placed high in the contest. Olivia Ryan's poster placed third in the 9 - 11 age category. Olivia is a student at St. Joseph Academy.
Awards were presented at a luncheon ceremony today at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. The first-place winner in each of four categories received a $100 gift card, while second-, and third-place winners each received a $50 gift card. All the winners received framed prints of their posters. In addition, calendars featuring the winners’ posters will be provided to all the winners and their classrooms.
The Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) received 1,520 Adopt-a-Highway poster contest entries from students throughout the Commonwealth.
Here are a full list of winners:
6-8 age category
1st place Arabella Long Taylor County Elementary
2nd place Morgan Lewis Ponderosa Elementary (Boyd County)
3rd place Connor Spann LeGrande Elementary (Hart County)
9-11 age category
1st place Lydia Emberton Joe Harrison Carter Elementary (Monroe County)
2nd place Virginia Harp Jennie Rogers Elementary (Boyle County)
3rd place Olivia Ryan St. Joseph Academy (Boone County)
12-14 age category
1st place Nicole Giesbers Williamstown Independent Schools (Grant County)
2nd place Dalton Allen Monroe County High School
3rd place Theresa Davis Metcalfe County High School
15-17 age category
1st place Jessica Dunham Randall K. Cooper High School (Boone County)
2nd place Brooklyn Wainscott Williamstown Independent Schools
3rd place Quade Simpson Williamstown Independent Schools