Fourth-grader wins statewide poster contest
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Kandai Shimada’s winning poster reads, “At my stop, you stop.”It shows children exiting a school bus, with drivers waiting in the background.
The poster has impressed judges at several levels. It won first-place honors at both the Camas School District, regional and state levels.
Shimada, soon to be a fifth-grader at Grass Valley Elementary, will have his poster entered into a national contest with the opportunity to win a savings bond of $1,000 and have his work displayed during the 2014 National School Bus Safety Week. He received $50 for his statewide win, and is contemplating buying a new baseball bat.
“It felt good to win and I was also surprised,” Shimada said. “The poster (idea) was the first thing that came to me. I just kept working on it. I do a lot of contests for art.”