Street Smarts Storybook Poster Contest: Entries from the San Ramon Valley focused on the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike, skateboard or scooter. Local author Dana Mentink wrote a fun story for elementary school-age children that teaches important traffic safety information. The children chose one to three pages to illustrate. The winning artists from San Ramon Valley schools are:
Cover drawing: Darpan Singh, Grade 3, Coyote Creek Elementary School, San Ramon; Page 1: Daphne Chan, Grade 3, Tassajara Hills Elementary, Danville; Page 2: Phedora Layanto, Grade 5, Montevideo Elementary, San Ramon; Page 3: Alexandra Ren, Grade 4, Montevideo Elementary, San Ramon; Page 4: Aishwarya Agashe, Grade 2, Quail Run Elementary, San Ramon; Page 5: Eric Huang, Grade 5, Creekside Elementary, Danville; Page 6: Aditya Pachpande, Grade 2, Montevideo Elementary, San Ramon; Page 7: Pari Saluja, Grade 3, Country Club Elementary, San Ramon; Page 8: Chloe Chan, Grade 5, Tassajara Hills Elementary, Danville; Page 9: Sumukh Cadpakar, Grade 5, Quail Run Elementary, San Ramon; and Page 10: Rishika Vinnakota, Grade 5, Montair Elementary, Danville.
Constitutional Speech Contest: Anand Kannappan, a junior at Dougherty Valley High School, won the American Legion Mount Diablo Post 246, Danville Constitutional Speech competition against local students from Monte Vista, San Ramon and California High School, going on to win the District 9 and the American Legion Area Competition. Anand then represented Post 246 at the California State Constitutional Speech Contest and placed third.
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