By Mary McCarthy
The Connecticut Technology Transfer Center, a unit of the Connecticut Transportation Institute at UConn, announced the winners of the 2011 Connecticut Roadway Safety Poster Contest.
First prize went to Carling Albrecht, a fifth grader at Tolland Intermediate School in Tolland. Receiving second-place honors was Kiley Griffin, a fifth grader at Lincoln School in New Britain, and third place went to Olivia McCarthy, a third grader from Tolland Intermediate School in Tolland.
Carling Albrect, 5th Grader at Tolland Intermediate School
Kiley Griffin, a fifth grader at Lincoln School
Olivia McCarthy, a third grader from Tolland Intermediate School
The winners will formally receive their awards on April 5, 2011 at the 2011 Work Zone Safety Press Conference in Newington. The winning posters have also been submitted to the national contest sponsored by the American Traffic Safety Services Administration (ATSSA) and themed “Life Behind the Cones and Barrels – How Roadway Workers Keep America Moving.”
This was the inaugural year for the contest in Connecticut. It aim is to focus children’s attention on the men and women who work to maintain Connecticut’s roadways every day. The entrants were asked to think about roadway safety and how road users can help to keep themselves and the people who maintain the roads safe. Concepts such as distracted driving, speeding and obeying signs were well represented among the entries. For more information on the contest and the Technology Transfer Center (T2 Center), please visit www.t2center.uconn.edu