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SSP students take top honors in statewide poster contest about bicycle safety

Monday, May 20, 2019 - In communities across Minnesota, Wednesday, May 8, was celebrated as Bike to School Day. In South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS), the day was to be commemorated as Walk or Bike to School Day, encouraging students and families to walk or take their bicycles to school in a show of community spirit and celebration of active lifestyles. While a rainy morning ended up cancelling the event, two SSPPS students are still celebrating, as their creative expressions of how bicycling makes them feel brought in top honors in the statewide poster contest held in conjunction with the event.

“The contest asked students to create a poster that shows how bicycling makes them feel,” Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) announced in a press release on its website. “We received entries from around the state, and while the decision-making process was tough, the review committee looked for empowering messaging, good design and outside of the box thinking.”

SSPPS congratulates Delaney Norman and Sarah Wincentsen, both eighth-graders at SSP Secondary, for taking first and second place respectively in the grades four through eight division. Both students will receive a Quality Bicycle Products prize pack full of bicycle related gear to “get rolling this summer.”    

ST PLACE: Delaney Norman
Delaney's artwork

ND PLACE: Sarah Wincentsen

Sarah's Artwork


Minnesota Safe Routes to School is an effort to improve walking and bicycling conditions for youth and to encourage more active lifestyles. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is working with partners across the state to help schools and communities develop Safe Routes to School plans and programs. Learn more at