Local student artwork encourages pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to be safe.

An active commute is a healthy commute.

Congratulations Sydney Young for your Florida State Award-Winning WalkSafe Poster! Pictured with: Bike Walk Central Florida Board Member Frank Gilbert; Orange County Public School Board Member, Nancy Robbinson; Dommerich Elementary Principal, Karen Verona; and WalkSafe’s Daniela Flores.

Safety is a top priority, too. Using Walk Safe, a curriculum developed by the University of Miami, students learn how to walk safely to school, the bus stop, a friend’s house, the library and throughout the community.

Walk Safe encourages students to draw what they’ve learned, awarding winning posters from grade levels K/1, 2/3 and 4/5. All three Orange County Public School (OCPS) winning posters were created by artists who attend schools supported by Healthy Central Florida’s Walk and Bike to School program. Healthy Central Florida supports 10 elementary and middle schools in Maitland, Winter Park and Eatonville through workshops, mini-grants and collaborations with local agencies.

Students were recognized on April 24, at the OCPS School Board meeting. Congratulations to our student artists—Max Griffin (K/1, Dommerich Elementary), Lauren Yohe (2/3, Dommerich Elementary) and Sydney Young (4/5, Dommerich Elementary).

Your help is needed, too.

  • SLOW DOWN in school zones.
  • Watch out for children and parents walking and biking to school.
  • YIELD to pedestrians in crosswalks (anywhere, not just in school zones).
  • Don’t ever text while driving.  Lives are at stake—take care out there.

Check out the winning posters below.

grade K-1 winning poster

Grades K-1: Max Griffen, 1st grade

grade 2-3 winning poster

Grades 2-3: Lauren Yohe, 3rd grade

grade 4-5 winning poster

Grades 4-5: Sydney Young, 5th grade