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Metra selects Hinsdale Middle School student as safety contest winner

Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 2:17 p.m. CDT

HINSDALE – Winners have been chosen in the 2013 edition of Metra’s Safety Poster and Essay Contest, designed to promote and reinforce railroad safety messages and keep children safe around trains.

Justin Kim of Hinsdale, a sixth-grader at Hinsdale Middle School, was selected as one of Metra's Safety Essay Contest's first-place winners for his "Safety Always Comes First" essay.

Each year, Metra’s Safety Contest invites students in grades K-12 throughout its six-county service area to submit poster designs and essays highlighting the importance of railroad safety. Tasked with selecting the winners were a panel of 20 judges, including government officials, representatives from safety and education advocacy groups, business and community leaders, media and railroad professionals.

First-place poster and essay contest winners receive an iPad, while second and third-place poster contest winners receive $250 and $100 gift cards, respectively.

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