Seven local students earned first-place awards for their artwork in the annual AAA Traffic Safety Poster & Video Contest. Students were judged in several grade categories and competed against students from across New Jersey.
Sean Corcoran, Academy of Our Lady of Grace, Fairview
Primary (Grades 1-2)
Miah Ovando, first grade, Academy of Our Lady of Grace
Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Samantha Arteaga, fifth grade, Academy of Our Lady of Grace
Junior High (Grades 6-8)
Edwin Ortez, eighth grade, Robert Fulton Annex, North Bergen
Senior High / Media Arts (Grades 9-12)
Catherine Angeline Cepeda, 11th grade, North Bergen High School
Senior High / Audio-Visual (Grades 9-12)
Melanie Pelaez and Jordie Sanchez, 11th grade, Bergenfield High School
The winning entries were chosen from nearly 2,000 submissions received statewide in this year’s competition.
For more than 72 years, the AAA Traffic Safety Poster Program contest has aimed to reduce traffic-related fatalities through education, awareness and community outreach. Students showcase their artistic talents and share important traffic safety messages on a peer-to-peer level.
Check out all of this year’s winning submissions at AAA.com/PosterContest.