3 NKY Students Among Award Winners in State Highway Poster Contest
Three students from Northern Kentucky are among the award winners in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) 2018 Adopt-a-Highway Art Contest, which seeks to promote a clean environment.
“I am always impressed with the talent and creativity of Kentucky’s young artists to skillfully promote litter-free roads,” said Kentucky Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas. “These art pieces encourage all of us to do our part to keep our roadsides clear, safe and beautiful. Congratulations to this year’s winners and the teachers and parents who play a role in supporting this program.”
The winner in each of four age divisions will receive a $100 gift card, while second and third-place finishers will receive a $50 gift card. First through third-place recipients for all age groups will 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 2019-2020 academic year.
The 2018 contest winners are:
5-8 age category
1st place Breanne Wichman Rich Pond Elementary, Warren County
2nd place Molly Ryan St. Joseph Academy, Boone County
3rd place Chasta Hodge Toliver Intermediate School, Boyle County
9-11 age category
1st place Liberty Falica Grace Academy, Allen County
2nd place Michael Harrison Falica Grace Academy, Allen County
3rd place Zelah Gabbard Walton-Verona Middle, Boone County
12-14 age category
1st place Amanda Peiffer Murray High School, Calloway County
2nd place Olivia Massey Walton-Verona Middle School, Boone County
3rd place Miki Harding South Warren Middle School, Warren County
15-18 age category
1st place Olivia Onodu Western Hills High School, Franklin County
2nd place Kelsie Medley Pleasure Ridge Park High School, Jefferson County
3rd place Bradley Peiffer Murray High School, Calloway County
The Transportation Cabinet’s Adopt-a-Highway program received 1,008 entries from students throughout the Commonwealth for the 2018 contest.