Greater Mercer TMA Recognizes Local Students in Safe Routes to School Bookmark...

Greater Mercer TMA Recognizes Local Students in Safe Routes to School Bookmark Design Contest

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From left to right Eva Middleton, bookmark contest winner; Olivia Middleton, parent; Ian Henderson, GMTMA Safe Routes to School Coordinator; and Elizabeth Hughes, Hightstown Librarian

In celebration of NJ Bike and Walk to School Month, Greater Mercer TMA (GMTMA) announced the winners of its Safe Routes to School Bookmark Design Contest. Third through fifth graders in Mercer County were asked to create a bookmark design that incorporated the phrase, “I like to walk to ___ with ___ ”

“The students did a wonderful job illustrating places they enjoy walking to and the people they enjoy walking with,” said Cheryl Kastrenakes, Executive Director of GMTMA.  “We encourage students to walk with others for both fun and safety and there were some very creative entries reflecting this.”

The winners are Eva Middleton, a 4th grade homeschooled student from Hightstown, and Maia Ionescu, a 4th grade student at Lawrence Intermediate School, Lawrenceville, NJ.

Each winner received a $50 gift card and had their bookmarks professionally printed. The winning bookmarks are being distributed at many Mercer County schools and libraries.

GMTMA serves as the NJ Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School coordinator for Mercer County and works with schools, communities and PTOs to encourage more students to walk and bike to school safely and to improve the areas where it is not safe. If you would like more information about the Safe Routes to School Program please visit gmtma.org.

Greater Mercer TMA is a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to reducing traffic and improving mobility in and around Mercer and Ocean counties. GMTMA is committed to providing transportation choices that are good for commuters, business, community, and the environment.

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