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Newsfront - March 2, 2007

These kids have Street Smarts

Poster contest ceremony draws talented students and families

Sycamore Valley Elementary School third-grader Sarah Joo wowed the judges and won the grand place award in the 3-5 grade level of the Show Us Your Street Smarts poster contest this year.

The third annual poster contest awards ceremony drew a crowd of nearly 500 people, including more than 200 students, to the Dougherty Station Community Center in San Ramon on Feb. 22.

The contest is sponsored by the Troy and Alana Pack Foundation, San Ramon Rotary and other community sponsors. More than 275 posters focused on traffic safety issues, such as safe driving in bad weather and in crowded school parking lots.

Other poster winners were Quail Run Elementary School second-grader Patricia R. Militante, grand place award for K-2; Quail Run second-grader Saket Agashe and John Baldwin Elementary fifth-grader Tom Raible, first place; San Ramon students Jazlyn H. Luu and Karin Horikoshi, second place; David Eddy of Danville and Timothy Yao of San Ramon, third place.

The winning posters were picked by foundation board members Bob and Carmen Pack, Danville Mayor Mike Shimansky, San Ramon Valley Unified School District Trustee Bill Clarkson and San Ramon Mayor H. Abram Wilson. Street Smarts is a partnership between the cities, the school district, the county and the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs.

Winning artwork can be viewed at www.streetsmarts-srv.com

--Dolores Fox Ciardelli

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