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Greater Mercer TMA (GMTMA) announced the winners of its 10th annual Safe Routes to School Bookmark Design Contest. Third through fifth graders in Mercer and Ocean County were asked to create a bookmark design with the theme “Walking is fun for all…winter, spring, summer or fall. GMTMA applauds all the students that participated in the contest for their creative entries.

“From falling snowflakes to blooming flowers, every season gives the students a reason to enjoy walking.  The students did an amazing job illustrating this concept,” said Cheryl Kastrenakes, Executive Director of GMTMA. “We continue to be impressed each year with their imaginative and thoughtful entries.”

The Mercer County winners are Adam Darivcak, Lawrence Intermediate School, and Aniyah Sheffield, Village Charter School (Trenton).

The Ocean County winners are Keira Soleau, Ocean Road Elementary School, and Zoe DeKenipp, Nellie Bennett Elementary School, and both schools are located in Point Pleasant Borough.

Each winner will receive a $50 gift card and have their bookmarks professionally printed. The winning bookmarks will be distributed at many Mercer and Ocean County schools and libraries.

GMTMA serves as the NJ Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School coordinator for Mercer and Ocean Counties and works with schools, communities, and PTOs to encourage more students to walk and bike to school safely and to improve the areas where it is not safe. If you would like more information about the Safe Routes to School Program, please visit


Greater Mercer TMA is a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to reducing traffic and improving mobility in and around Mercer and Ocean counties. GMTMA is committed to providing transportation choices that are good for commuters, businesses, communities, and the environment.

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