A collage of winning artwork by Salem elementary school students in the 2nd annual Salem-Keizer Safe Routes to School art contest.
Thirteen Salem elementary school students were recently recognized for their art depicting “human-powered” transportation.
The students are winners in the second annual art contest put on by Salem-Keizer Safe Routes to School, a project of the Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments which aims to make it easier and safer for students to walk, bike, skate or ride scooters to school.
A total of 115 students from 16 local elementary schools submitted art to the contest, according to a news release.
The winning students are:
-Autumn, age 10, Swegle Elementary School
-Nancy, age 10, Yoshikai Elementary School
-Zoey, age 10, McKinley Elementary School
-Aviad, age 9, McKinley Elementary School
-Lily, age 10, Hayesville Elementary School
-Gabriel, age 8, Hallman Elementary School
-Esmeralda, age 10, Bush Elementary School
-Esteban, age 9, Auburn Elementary School
-Maddox, age 6, Wright Elementary School
-Seihakmunny, age 11, Swegle Elementary School
-Tafari, age 10, Miller Elementary School
-Kimberly, age 10, Miller Elementary School
-Stella, age 9, McKinley Elementary School
“The art contest is one of many projects aimed at encouraging multi-modal transportation options for trips to and from school and other community destinations. Winners receive custom-embroidered backpacks, and all participants receive safety-themed prizes,” the release said.