Caltrans mascot naming contest awarding student winner $500 and a laptop 

Published on

Caltrans mascot naming contest awarding student winner $500 and a laptop
Photo credit: Caltrans

 

STATEWIDE –  Caltrans says they need help naming their new mascot. The “Move Over Mascot Naming Contest” ending January 20, 2023, will award a student and teacher $500 each, a laptop, t-shirts for the whole class and a visit from the cone-shaped mascot.

Every year highway workers are injured or killed while on the job. 

In June, Caltrans Landscape Maintenance Worker Quanda McGadney, 51, was killed in a hit-and-run while working on Interstate 80 in Vacaville.

Caltrans, the department that manages California’s highway system, wants to bring safety awareness for highway workers. 

“Did you know the traffic cones you see along roadways have helped protect highway workers for more than 80 years? Safety cones play a huge role here in California,” says the Caltrans contest site.

The department says safety cones are important indicators for drivers to reduce speed, be extra alert, watch out – and in some cases move over to the next lane if it is safe to do so – for highway workers, law enforcement, emergency personnel, and tow truck drivers. 

RELATED: LA Co. Sheriff recommends Apple Valley Speedway and others for racing

The “Move Over Mascot Naming Contest” is accepting name submissions from students in California between the ages of 5 and 18.  

The prizes include:

  • Laptop and $500 gift card for winning student
  • $500 teacher’s class gift card
  • Go Safely mascot t-shirts for entire classroom
  • Mascot visit to winning classroom to deliver prize

Winners will be announced by January 31, 2023. All prizes are provided courtesy of iHeartMedia.

For more information about the “Move Over Mascot Naming Contest” visit https://gosafelyca.org/mascot-naming-contest/

spot_img

Latest articles

SB County Museum awarding $100 gift cards to complete survey

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY – San Bernardino County Museum wants the community to provide input on future programming provided to the community.

WISH grant provides first time homebuyers up to $22,000 for downpayment

STATEWIDE – The Workforce Initiative Subsidy for Homeownership (WISH) program can help aspiring homeowners overcome some of the biggest barriers to achieving their dream and building wealth – downpayment and closing costs.

Skanska to rebuild N. 1st Avenue Bridge in Barstow for $30 Million

BARSTOW – Skanska, a Sweden-based development and construction group, announced their contract with the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority to rebuild the N. 1st Avenue Bridge over the BNSF railyard.

SB County Probation Department recognized for improving youth quality of life

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY – Therapy, education, and training are the services provided for youth in San Bernardino County Probation Department’s ARISE program.

More like this

SB County Museum awarding $100 gift cards to complete survey

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY – San Bernardino County Museum wants the community to provide input on future programming provided to the community.

VVC hiring a head football coach and other high paying jobs around the High Desert

VICTORVILLE – A recent survey found that 88% of respondents living in the Inland Empire are the most likely to be concerned about the availability of well-paying jobs. 

Hesperia Days now accepting entries for fairy tale themed parade

HESPERIA – The Rock’n Our Disabilities Foundation is now accepting entries for the 2023 Hesperia Days Parade.