By Kay Johnson
First grader Sarah Dyer was among 33 students in Terry who participated in the Lower Yellowstone Chapter of ABATE’s poster contest promoting motorcycle safety.
Taking first place for Terry Schools, Dyer was awarded $100 for her prize winning drawing, pictured above. She was among 187 students from eight schools in the area that participated in the contest.
The motorcycle group, which includes 197 members, announced and awarded a first place winner from each school, From the pool of eight winners, two grand final winners were selected to have their poster displayed on billboards promoting motorcycle safety — one billboard is located in Sidney and the other in Glendive.
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. This is the second year the Lower Yellowstone ABATE has used the poster contest as a way to promote motorcycle safety.
This year’s poster submissions had a much greater turnout than the year before, said Lower Yellowstone ABATE treasurer Anna Kueker.
Among the schools participating in the contest were: Central Elementary - Sidney (8), Dawson County High School-Glendive (12), Fairview School (16), Lambert Public School (35), Richey Public School (29), Sidney Middle School (1), Terry Elementary School (33), and West Side Elementary-Sidney (53).
Other winners were: Central Elementary - Silvenus Watson (5th grader), Dawson County High School - Morgan Wetz (9th grader), Fairview School - Zane Patterson (6th grader), Lambert Public School - Kaylei Rains (8th grader), Richey Public School - Kyler Brown (6th grader), Sidney Middle School - Nathan Wick (8th grader), and West Side Elementary - Serenity Kuntz (4th grader).
Kaylei Rains of Lambert will have her poster on the billboard by Sidney, and Morgan Wetz of Glendive will have her poster on the billboard by Glendive.
One of the posters selected to be displayed on a billboard is pictured below.
Published May 22, 2013