When it comes to talking about safety, Lake Sybelia Elementary must be doing something right. Three students from the school won their category in this year’s WalkSafe Poster Contest, each taking home first place in the county.
It was a busy couple of days for the three young artists. On April 9, 2019, Angel (first grade), Yael (third grade) and Sophia (fifth grade) were recognized in front of the Orange County School Board and Board Chair Teresa Jacobs, during their April meeting, receiving certificates from the group and scoring a WalkSafe goody bag.
The next morning, BFF joined WalkSafe’s Erin Norman at the school to announce the kids’ achievement live on the school news and present them with an “iY4Peds” pin. They were all smiles in their WalkSafe shirts as they posed for pictures with Principal John Dobbs, who thanked BFF and WalkSafe for their efforts to educate kids about pedestrian safety.
The contest, which students enter each October, is part of the WalkSafe curriculum in Orange County Public Schools. Students at participating schools learn about pedestrian safety using this curriculum during the week leading up to Walk to School Day. To learn more about WalkSafe and their curriculum, click here.