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SAFE Student of the Month



Bailey Coon
Wabaunsee High School

Nominated by: Marilyn Workman

Bailey organized SAFE members to go to our two elementary schools and talk about the importance of wearing your seatbelt. She designed the PowerPoint, planned the times to deliver the message, organized the members to present to each classroom and planned the handouts for the students! She spent a lot of her time outside of the regular school day to do this. The students will receive a prize when they bring their seatbelt chart back showing they wore their seatbelt each time they got into the car!



Darryl Rylant
Clearwater High School

Nominated by: Jack Pawloski

This student is very respectful, makes people enjoy their day and is all about safety. Darryl has been working with traffic safety for 6 years and this student is the reason our school is lock down on seatbelts.



Shiane Wondra
Meade High School

Nominated by: Wadona Henson

I believe Shiane deserves student of the month because she lived the tale in June 2018, and now she spends her time traveling and telling others about why people should put the phone down. Shiane was a lucky one and was wearing her seat belt, though incorrectly, but it saved her life. Shiane is a bright girl whose message is a good one.



Chantel Shaw
Pleasanton High School

Nominated by: Mitch Shaw

Chantel has helped restart our charter here in USD 344 the past four years. She has been an officer for three years. She has testified in front of both the house and senate sub committees to promote seat belt safety and increase fines for not wearing safety belts. She is a living example of how seat belts can save your life. She would not be here after January 3rd, 2017 if she had not decided to buckle up after school that day. She is a top academic student. She has been the drum major of the band for three years. She has been active in STUCO for three years and co-wrote the script for the SAFE crash simulation that was coordinated and performed with all Linn county agencies for an all school assembly. She has also helped present at the SAFE conference in Wichita, KS.



Mable Mestagh

McLouth High School

Nominated by: Nicole Hinrichsen

Mable has been on the SAFE team now for two years and this year took SAFE to a new level by increasing its membership, implementing new ideas, and serving as the committee head for SAFE. She is only a part time student this semester but changed her schedule around so she could still work on SAFE items each day. She schedules meetings, writes out agendas, has put together a Kahoot! game for the student body and done a lot of background work on the grim reaper. She is our main contact between law enforcement, DCCCA, and administration. Mable created the application process that we use now for SAFE members and encouraged students to apply at the end of the 16-17 year so our team was ready to hit the ground running in August of 2017. We went from five to eleven members because of Mable's efforts. She attended the KDOT Transportation Safety Conference in 2017 where she brought back several ideas for the chapter including bulletin board displays, the grim reaper, and assembly activities. As committee head she was the face of our SAFE team she entered all our survey data. Mable is very responsible and kept me on track with meetings, emails, and had a schedule for our monthly prize drawings. I was very impressed with her intrinsic initiative to see the SAFE team grow in McLouth this year. Even though she won't be with us next year because she is graduating, she still oversaw the application process for next year and did some training to juniors so we can continue to impact our school with the SAFE message.



Georgette Lugo Olguin

Washington High School

Nominated by: Bernadette Bayless-Rios

Georgette takes great pride in participating in the SAFE program for our school. Always the first one to volunteer for any assignment, Georgette advocates for seat belt safety throughout Washington High School. She encourages others to always wear their seat belts and to stay off their phones while driving. Georgette continues to exemplify what SAFE is.



Grace Needham

Blue Valley North High School

Nominated by: Emma Brunner

Grace Needham exemplifies the qualities that drivers of all ages need to have. Not only does she keep her phone out of sight, she also turns down the radio and always keeps her focus on the road. She's that driver that always does a seatbelt check when the car is still in park whether she's driving or not. Grace encourages me to be the best driver that I can be and leave all distractions behind. Overall, she represents what SAFE stands for.


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