November 10, 2015 

Safe Fleet Announces the United Against Bullying Grant and Coloring Contest Winners

BELTON, MO (November 10th, 2015) –  Safe Fleet revealed the winners of the 2015 United Against Bullying Grant and Coloring Contest at the annual NAPT Conference & Trade Show in Richmond, VA. 

The anti-bullying Grant program was held from August 1st until October 15th, 2015. Safe Fleet and its subsidiaries reviewed over 65 applications from school transportation departments across the United States and Canada. Each department proposed their own education plan or program to help reward positive student behavior, support emotionally distressed students, train bus drivers to prevent bullying, and teach empathy and compassion in school environment.

“We thank all school districts who applied for the grant.  Their submissions included some amazing ideas for building a safer environment for children,” says John R. Knox, President and CEO of Safe Fleet. “We were impressed by so many inspiring anti-bullying programs and are happy to provide some tools and funds to support their efforts.” 

The 2015 anti-bullying Grant recipients:

Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Spotsylvania, Virginia
Elkhart Community Schools, Elkhart, IN
Portland Public Schools, Portland, OR
School of Excellence in Education, San Antonio, TX
Minnesauke Elementary School, Three Village Central School District, East Setauket, NY
Isle of Wight County Schools, Smithfield, VA
Marietta City Schools, Marietta, GA
Southern Huntingdon County School District, Three Springs, PA
Nevada Department of Education, Las Vegas, NV
Glendale Elementary School District No.40, Glendale, AZ
Luther L Wright K12 School, Ironwood, MI
Pottsville School District, Pottsville, AR
Orangewood Elementary School, Bakersfield, CA
Yuma Union High School, Yuma, AZ
Flowing Wells Unified School District, Tucson, AZ
Puget Sound ESD, Pacific, WA

In conjunction with National Bullying Prevention Month, Safe Fleet held Part 2 of their annual Coloring Contest. The competition was a great success with over 2,000 submitted entries. The company is hopeful that students and community members will continue working on their own initiatives to eliminate bullying.

Based on creativity, coloring skill, and overall artistic abilities, Safe Fleet’s anti-bullying committee selected winners in three age categories:

  1. 5–7 years old – Ricardo Alanis, 7 years old, from Desert View Academy, Arizona
  2. 8-10 years old – Lilliana Dawson, 8 years old, from Osolo Elementary, Indiana
  3. 11 years and older – Caitlin Tynanes, 12 years old, from Kapolei Middle School, Hawaii

“Our entire team was inspired by the students’ creativity: there is so much positive energy and heart in each work!” says Bob Parks, Vice President Human Resources at Safe Fleet. “The coloring contest brought together educators, children, and parents to talk about bullying prevention. We congratulate the winners and thank all the participants for their hard work!”
Each winner will receive an anti-bullying stuffed teddy bear and official anti-bullying medal. In addition to these prizes, Safe Fleet will award each winner’s school with a Bully Project DVD and Educator’s Kit, as well as a $500 donation towards anti-bullying education.

Detailed information about the grant and the coloring contest can be found on the United Against Bullying program web site: www.unitedagainstbullying.net

September 21, 2015 

Safe Fleet Announces the Winner of Part 1 of “United Against Bullying” Coloring Contest

BELTON, MO (September 21, 2015) – Safe Fleet, the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, is pleased to reveal the winner of Part 1 of the “United Against Bullying” coloring contest. The winning entry was submitted by Allison McKenna Fox from Meridian Middle School located in Lynden, WA.

Part 1 of the United Against Bullying coloring contest was organized by Safe Fleet and its subsidiaries from August 15th till September 15th and was open to students from all school districts across the United States and Canada. The drawing of the winning outline encourages kids to work together to stop bullying. As a winner, Allison McKenna Fox will receive an anti-bullying teddy bear, medal, button, and certificate.

“We were impressed by the creativity of students who took part in our contest and by the genuine interest of school communities to our program,” said Bob Parks, Vice President Human Resources at Safe Fleet. “The contest submissions covered a range of anti-bullying messages, teaching young people to be kind and supportive to each other. We thank all the students, educators, and parents for active participation and attention to the issue of bullying. It was a great inspiration for all our team to continue working on solutions and initiatives to stop bullying.”

During National Bullying Prevention month (October), Safe Fleet and its subsidiaries will launch Part 2 of the color content. In this phase, students will color and submit the outline designed by Allison McKenna Fox. The winners will be selected from three different age categories: 5-7 years old, 8-10 years old, and 11+ years old. Each winner will receive an anti-bullying medal, a button and certificate, and a teddy bear. The winners’ schools will receive $500 towards the implementation of anti-bullying initiatives.

School transportation departments can submit applications for a $50,000 grant for the expansion of their anti-bullying training programs and the purchase of school bus safety equipment until October 15th.

Detailed information about the coloring contest and grant is available on the official Safe Fleet campaign web site at www.unitedagainstbullying.net.

About Safe Fleet

Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that provide safety solutions to fleet vehicle manufacturers and operators around the world. These brands serve five major markets including: emergency services, bus and rail, truck and trailer, utility, and industrial. With 1,000 employees, the Safe Fleet family of brands operates over 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space and targets markets with increasing demand for operator, passenger, and pedestrian safety. For more information about Safe Fleet please visit www.safefleet.net.

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For more information about this release please contact:

Lori Jetha
Marketing Manager, Seon (a Safe Fleet Brand)
lori.jetha@seon.com
1.877.630.7366

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