TPS Students Recognized by KDOT


Two Topeka Public Schools students were recently honored by the Kansas Department of Transportation. Ashley Ortiz-Vizueth, a Whitson Elementary student, and Alexys Wemhoff, who attends Chase Middle School, were each recognized at ceremonies held at their schools this week. Both Ashley and Alexys were regional winners in KDOT’s annual Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest. The contest is a nationwide effort to increase roadway safety and reduce all traffic fatalities.
Approximately 1,344 students across Kansas, ages 5 to 13, took the time to think about safety and participated in the poster contest. There were a total of 18 regional and three statewide winners in the contest. Ashley and Alexys are two of just three regional winners in northeast Kansas.
Because their poster designs were winners, each girl received a brand new bicycle and helmet. Ashley and Alexys received the prizes at their recognition ceremonies.

Congratulations, girls, and enjoy your new bikes!

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