SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RAILWAY PLAZA ASSOCIATION - POSTER CONTEST

September 7, 2015

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SCRPA POSTER CONTEST ARCHIVES

Six Students are Top Winners in 2009 Railroad Safety Poster Contest

An awards presentation ceremony honored six Fullerton students chosen as the citywide winners in this year's Railroad Safety Poster Contest during the May 12 Fullerton School District board meeting.

Photo of Contest Winners of 2009 Railroad Safety Poster Contest
Contest Winners of 2009 Railroad Safety Poster Contest: (left to right)Andrea Chapero, Andrew Kim, Connor Nash, Joon Woo, Emily Ong, William Chwa, . Photo by Terry Galvin.

The 11th annual contest was sponsored by the Southern California Railway Plaza Association, Amtrak and the Fullerton Rotary Club in an effort to familiarize children in Fullerton with the need to be aware of the hazards associated with moving trains and the potential for serious injury in being around rail crossings and train tracks.

Nearly 12,000 Fullerton elementary students were offered an opportunity to participate. Poster themes included: Don't Mess with Trains! Never Stop on the Tracks! and Don't Try to Race a Train Across - You'll Lose! Our judges selected six citywide winners from nearly 80 school-level winners submitted by 15 elementary campuses. The students' posters were judged in two categories: kindergartners through third-graders and fourth- through sixth-graders.

Here are the top winners:

Place Student's name School/grade Teacher
1st Andrea Chapero Valencia Park/third Haiker
2nd Emily Ong Beechwood/third Lee
3rd Connor Nash Acacia/third Jue
1st Andrew Kim Fisler/fourth Rose
2nd Joon Woo Fisler/sixth Lee
3rd William Chwa Fisler/sixth Lee

The Southern California Railway Plaza Association awarded cash prizes of $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place. Amtrak again presented four round-trip tickets for the winners' families to their choice destination of San Diego or Santa Barbara. And the Fullerton Rotary Club donated $500 toward the contest.

Posters created by all winners from the 15 schools are on display for the month of May in the Fullerton Main Library's Children's Room.

SCRPA poster co-chairmen Stan Swanson and Sharon Frazier organized this year's competition, working with Lauralyn Eschner, Visual and Performing Arts coordinator for the Fullerton School District.

 

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