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Special thanks to The Park Press for their story about the three Orange County Public School students who won the WalkSafe poster contest!
Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) will honor the three winners of the 2015 WalkSafe Statewide Poster Contest from Orange County at its April 14 board meeting.
More than 20 students from nine OCPS elementary schools submitted entries in the poster contest. The winners are:
- Alyssa Witting from Lake George Elementary in the Kindergarten to First grade category
- Eva Robinson from Lake Sybelia Elementary in the Second to Third grade category
- Maddison Anneus from Lake Silver Elementary in the Fourth to Fifth grade category
WalkSafe is a three-day curriculum created by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine that aims to decrease the number of children injured as pedestrians, increase physical activity, and encourage the use of walkable environments. The curriculum combines classroom instruction, interactive practice through physical education, and conceptual learning through art class culminating in submissions to the annual poster contest.
Best Foot Forward and OCPS teamed up with WalkSafe to educate students about pedestrian safety. This year 27 elementary schools and 17,315 students took part in the curriculum – an increase of 34 percent from last year.
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