The Santa Monica Police Department along with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District announces and congratulates the winners of the “Safety Begins With Me” poster contest. The contest gave students the opportunity to use art to express what they have learned about train safety in anticipation of the arrival of the Metro Expo Line on May 20, 2016. The contest categories were open to students in 4th through 8th grades who attend school in Santa Monica.
The winners are:
FIRST PLACE: Quentin Corbal, 4th Grade, McKinley Elementary, teacher Mrs. Cervantes, 4th and 5th grade category.
FIRST PLACE: Emilia Scott, 6th Grade, Lincoln Middle School, teacher Mrs. Moe, 6-8th grade
Runner Up: Issac Feinberg, 4th Grade, Grant Elementary, teacher Mrs. Ware, 4th and 5th grade category
Runner Up: Scarlet Klein, Lincoln Middle School, teacher Mrs. Utzinger, 6-8th grade category
Prizes for the contest were generously donated by Pacific Park, Santa Monica Pier and BLICK Art Supplies.
Banners of winning artwork will be displayed at Metro Expo Line Grand Opening events, Coast Open Streets event, Santa Monica City Hall, on City and Metro social media platforms and at all ten Santa Monica elementary and middle schools starting in August.
All participants’ artwork will be on display in the lobby of Santa Monica City Hall from June 8 – June 28.
SMPD Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks reminds our residents and visitors: “It’s very simple to stay safe: follow the rules and obey the signs and signals! Everyone needs to be alert at all times and pay attention at rail crossings when walking, biking or driving. It’s important to take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those around you—Look, Listen, Stay Alive!”