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Safety Champions Honored

OSWEGO, NY – The 2009 Safety Champions were recognized recently by the Oswego County Traffic Safety Board.

Seven awards were given out to celebrate dedication to traffic safety education, and one award was given for outstanding achievement in child passenger safety.

Safety Champions
Safety Champions

From left, Paul Overbaugh, Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee; Officer David Miller from Oswego State University Police Department; Diane Oldenburg, Oswego County Health Department; Denise Opet, receiving a special award from the regional child passenger conference in Pennsylvania; Margaret Beers, Oswego Hospital, regional child passenger representative and Oswego Traffic Safety Board Chair; and Billie Crandall Brady, Traffic Safety Board coordinator.

Seated are award winners Darlene Yerdon, Phoenix School District Transportation; Jean Ciesla, Fairgrieve Elementary School Principal; and Kathy Jamerson, Oswego County BOCES Transportation Supervisor.

Two awardees were not able to attend.

They are Sue Ewald, from Fulton YMCA and Valerie Salazar, Altmar Elementary School.

Traffic safety presentations are provided free of charge to schools and civic groups thanks to grants from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.

Interested persons can contact Crandall Brady, Oswego County Traffic Safety, at 343-2344 or email at [email protected]