An artistic way to help save lives


Submitted photo Greeneview High School students Savannah Knowles (left) won first place and Taylor O’Rourke tied for second in the Greene County Safe Communities 2018 Billboard Contest. They are pictured with teacher Molly Beam.

Submitted photo Greeneview High School students Savannah Knowles (left) won first place and Taylor O’Rourke tied for second in the Greene County Safe Communities 2018 Billboard Contest. They are pictured with teacher Molly Beam.


Scott Halasz | Greene County News Cedarville High School student Emma Baise tied for second in the Greene County Safe Communities 2018 Billboard Contest. She is pictured with sponsoring State Farm agent Rick Kolmin, teacher Paula Hendrickson, Jillian Drew from Greene County Safe Communities, and Principal Chad Haemmerle.


Submitted photo The winning picture in the Greene County Safe Communities 2018 Billboard Contest.


XENIA — Greene County Safe Communities and State Farm announced with winners in the 2018 Billboard Contest in collaboration with National Teen Driver Safety Week.

The goal of contest is to raise awareness among high schoolers and their peers about teen driver safety. Students are given the opportunity to design their own public service announcement billboard that promotes a message surrounding teen driver safety.

Greeneview High School student Savannah Knowles won first place and a $500 prize. Greeneview and Cedarville high school students Taylor O’Rourke and Emma Baise tied for second and received $250 each, while Bellbrook High School student Cooper Judd won third place and received $250.

Teachers Molly Beam (Greeneview), Paula Hendrickson (Cedarville), and Michelle Fogartey (Bellbrook) each received $250 for their classes.

The winning billboards will be on display in Fairborn and Beavercreek, on the digital billboard of Wright State University Nutter Center, and various Lamar billboard signs through Saturday, Oct. 27. In addition, billboard contest partner Sign Dynamics in Dayton will create metal signs with each winning design that will be posted at the winning school exits.

Xenia State Farm agent Rick Kolmin was a sponsor of the contest.

Submitted photo Greeneview High School students Savannah Knowles (left) won first place and Taylor O’Rourke tied for second in the Greene County Safe Communities 2018 Billboard Contest. They are pictured with teacher Molly Beam.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/10/web1_IMG_0193.jpgSubmitted photo Greeneview High School students Savannah Knowles (left) won first place and Taylor O’Rourke tied for second in the Greene County Safe Communities 2018 Billboard Contest. They are pictured with teacher Molly Beam.

Scott Halasz | Greene County News Cedarville High School student Emma Baise tied for second in the Greene County Safe Communities 2018 Billboard Contest. She is pictured with sponsoring State Farm agent Rick Kolmin, teacher Paula Hendrickson, Jillian Drew from Greene County Safe Communities, and Principal Chad Haemmerle.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/10/web1_DSC_6503.jpgScott Halasz | Greene County News Cedarville High School student Emma Baise tied for second in the Greene County Safe Communities 2018 Billboard Contest. She is pictured with sponsoring State Farm agent Rick Kolmin, teacher Paula Hendrickson, Jillian Drew from Greene County Safe Communities, and Principal Chad Haemmerle.

Submitted photo The winning picture in the Greene County Safe Communities 2018 Billboard Contest.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/10/web1_S.Knowles-Greeneview-.jpgSubmitted photo The winning picture in the Greene County Safe Communities 2018 Billboard Contest.