May 15
80 Students To Be Recognized At National Transportation Week Poster Awards Ceremony Thursday, May 17, in Columbia

Eighty  5th graders from across the state will be recognized at this year’s National Transportation Week Poster Awards Ceremony, Thursday, May 17, at 3 p.m. at The Zone, located at the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Football Stadium in Columbia.


The students participated in the 4th Annual National Transportation Week Poster Contest, sponsored by the US Department of Transportation.  Students were asked to draw their interpretation of the theme “One Nation On The Move-Innovations and Technology.


Governor Mark Sanford has proclaimed May 13-19 as “Transportation Week” to encourage South Carolinians to recognize the critical role of transportation as well as to honor transportation professionals for their expertise in “designing, building, and operating our transportation system.” Transportation Week, according to the proclamation, “calls attention to the importance of transportation to our quality of life while encouraging our young people to consider transportation-related careers.”


A total of 929 posters from 28 South Carolina counties were received for this year's contest, which was co-sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration’s SC Division Office, and the SC Council on Transportation Policy and Research.


Representatives from the three agencies are scheduled to speak and present awards to the students.


 Winning entries were also forwarded to Washington DC for national competition.