The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) along with the Los Angeles County MetropolitanTransportation Authority and the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District congratulates the winners of the “Safety Begins With Me” poster contest. The contest provided students an 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 was open to students in the 4th through 8th grades who attend school in Santa Monica. Prizes for the contest were generously donated by Pacific Park, Santa Monica Pier and Blick Art Supplies.
The winners are:
First Place (4th-5th grade category): Quentin Corbal- McKinley Elementary, teacher Mrs.Cervantes.
First Place (6th-8th Grade category): Emilia Scott – Lincoln Middle School, teacher Mrs. Moe.
Runner-up (4th-5th Grade category): Issac Feinberg -Grant Elementary, teacher Mrs. Ware.
Runner-up (6th-8th grade category): Scarlet Klein-Lincoln Middle School, teacher Mrs. Utzinger.
Banners of the winning artwork will be displayed at the Metro Expo Line Grand Opening and Coast Open Streets event. In August, the banners will be displayed at all Santa Monica elementary and middle schools. The artwork of all participants will be on display in the lobby of Santa Monica City Hall from June 8- June 29, 2016.
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