2,593 students entered annual contest
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2014) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced its 2014 Adopt-a-Highway poster contest winners.
The first-place winner in each category receives a $100 gift card, while second andthird-place winners each receive a $50 gift card. All the winners receive framed prints of their posters. Awards were presented at a luncheon ceremony today at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
“The purpose of the contest is to increase environmental awareness among children,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “We hope to educate our young people about the damaging effects of litter, and to change attitudes and behaviors about littering.”
The Transportation Cabinet received 2,593 Adopt-a-Highway poster contest entries.
The winners are:
6-8 age category
1. Sarah Maloney, Simpson Elementary, Simpson County; 2. Kason Wright, Joe Harrison Carter Elementary, Monroe County; 3. Emily Ratliff, Bourbon Central Elementary, Bourbon County.
9-11 age category
1. Aiden Holten, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Boone County; 2. Unyanee Rueangsaen, Natcher Elementary, Warren County; 3. Gabby Poynter, East Bernstadt Independent, Laurel County.
12-14 age category
1. Keiko Nishijima, Drakes Creek Middle School, Warren County; 2. Paige Turner, Camp Ernst Middle School, Boone County; 3. Taylor Davidson, Barren County Middle School, Barren County.
15-17 age category
1. Nicole Giesbers, Williamstown Independent Schools, Grant County; 2. Samantha Hurley, Williamstown Independent Schools, Grant County; 3. Tyler Danielle Hickman, Corbin High School, Whitley Count.