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Students sought for Tahoe-Truckee school bus poster contest

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Danna Apolinar, a second-grader in 2013 at Truckee Elementary, won last year's contest for her division at the district, regional and state levels. She's pictured here with TTUSD Superintendent Rob Leri.

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District is launching its school bus safety poster contest and encouraging all elementary and middle school students to participate.

The poster contest is held each year to raise the awareness of the importance of school bus safety. There are four divisions, by grade levels, and the first-place winner of each will receive his or her poster framed and a T-shirt with his or her artwork on it.

Winning students will also be recognized at a Board of Education meeting. Winners will have the opportunity to compete in a regional, state and national level as well.

This year's theme is a "Bully Free Zone," and TTUSD's transportation department has been focusing on educating students on the importance of safe space with seatmates on the school bus.

TTUSD follows the BEST (Building Effective Schools Together) program, a character behavior program that is implemented at all its elementary schools.

"For many students, the school day begins and ends at the bus stop. Our annual bus safety poster contest provides students a fun way to take an active role in promoting how to ride safely and maintain a safe space," shared Transportation Director Nanette Rondeau.

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Due date for all poster entries is Friday, Nov. 21. Contest rules, specifications and entry forms are located at each of TTUSD's elementary school sites.

The offices also have copies of the required 12-inch by 18-inch poster paper for any student interested in participating.

This article was submitted to the Sun by TTUSD. Visit ttusd.org to learn more, and to view a full list of poster contest specifications.