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Local Students Win Honors for KYTC Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest

Students from Williamstown Independent and Walton-Verona Schools, as well as one from a private school in Boone County, are among this year's winners of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's 2017 Adopt-a-Highway Art Contest.

“The winning pieces capture the beauty of Kentucky, show the remarkable talent of our students and communicate the importance of a clean environment in creative ways.” said Transportation Secretary, Greg Thomas.

The winner in each of four age divisions receive a $100 gift card, while second and third-place finishers receive a $50 gift card.

First through third-place recipients for all age groups receive framed prints of their posters. KYTC frames and displays the original artwork in the Transportation Cabinet’s conference center in Frankfort.

Additionally, the winning artwork will be featured in the Adopt-a-Highway program’s calendar which will be available in July for the 2018-2019 academic year.

In the 5-8 age category, Sophia Zerhusen from St. Joseph Academy in Boone County took third place.

In the 9-11 age category, Kayleigh LeMay from Walton-Verona Middle School won first place. Eshia Daljeet, also from Walton-Verona Middle School, took second place.

In the 12-14 age category, Brayden Peeples from Williamstown Independent Schools won first place. Sara Schilling from Walton-Verona Middle School took second place. Marcus Schultz, also from Williamstown Independent Schools came in third place.d place.

Nearly a thousand students from all 12 KYTC Highway Districts submitted entries.

“Every student who entered this year’s contest did an amazing job,” Secretary Thomas said. “We appreciate the hard work the students and their teachers put into their pieces and their support for our Adopt-a-Highway program. Their efforts help us discourage littering and promote a clean environment that lets Kentucky shine bright.”

-Staff report
Top image: Kayleigh LeMay - First Place (Age 9-11), Walton-Verona Middle School
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Sophia Zerhusen - Third Place (Age 5-8), St. Joseph Academy, Boone County