Department of Highways, District 6
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Honors the Winners of the Adopt-A-Highway Poster Contest
Covington, Kentucky – (December 14, 2005) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet honored the Winners of the 2005/2006 Adopt-A-Highway Poster Contest yesterday at the Governor’s Mansion. The winning students, their parents and teachers had a luncheon and an award presentation recognizing the first, second and third place winners in each age group.
Secretary Nighbert said jokingly that “he couldn’t even draw a stick person very well, but the artwork and especially the message that each of these students exhibited showed what the Adopt A Highway program is all about.” He continued saying that “the Cabinet received a record 1,897 entries from elementary, middle and high schools across the Commonwealth.”
The exciting part for KYTC District 6 had 6 of the 9 winners! District 6 includes Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton and Robertson counties. There were 561 entries from our district! What great representation! KYTC District 6 has approximately 170 schools and 28 schools participated in the Adopt-A-Highway Poster Contest.
Each winner of this year’s contest received a savings bond. The 1st place winners will also receive a framed print of their poster. Calendars featuring the winners’ posters were also presented at a luncheon ceremony.
The winners are as follows:
1st place Lindsay Brubaker Williamstown Elementary School
2nd place Brandon Beach Williamstown Elementary School
3rd place Stephen Martin Williamstown Elementary School
1st place Cleo Northcutt Williamstown Junior-Senior High School
2nd place Houston Gillenwater Tompkinsville Elementary School
3rd place Allison Beeson Spencer County Middle School
1st place Adam Vincent Muhlenberg North High School
2nd place Emily Larison Simon Kenton High School
3rd place Brooke Kyle Pendleton County High School
The panel of judges consisted of Transportation Commissioner of Highways Marc Williams, Kentucky State University Professor Reba Rye, Jodi Whitaker of the Governor’s Office, Executive Director Doug Hogan, Office of Public Affairs for the Transportation Cabinet; and Miranda Thacker, Statewide Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator. “We had so many excellent entries that it was really hard to pick the winners,” said Commissioner Marc Williams.
The purpose of the contest is to increase environmental awareness among children, to educate children about the devastating effects of litter, and to change attitudes and behaviors about littering.
Nancy Wood, Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator for District 6 said, “I am so pleased of the turnout that our District had this year and I congratulate all of the schools, students and winners.” She continued saying,” I hope the messages from their artwork encourage people to keep their communities beautiful and litter free.”
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet urges students and teachers to get an early start on the 2006/2007 Poster Contest. The Cabinet will begin accepting entries on January 1, 2006. The entries will close on September 30, 2006
A group picture of the Adopt-A-Highway winners, Secretary Bill Nighbert, Commissioner Marc Williams and the Public Affairs Office.
District 6 Rocked! They had 6 out of the 9 winners in the Adopt-A-Highway Poster contest. In the back row, left to right: Brooke Kyle, third place Pendleton County High School, Emily Larison, second place Simon Kenton High School, Cleo Northcutt, 1st place Williamstown Jr High. Front row left to right: Brandon Beach, 2nd place, Lindsay Brubaker, 1st place and Stephen Martin, third place. The Elementary age group winners were all from Williamstown Elementary.