Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Kimberly Hinden today visited Peabody Veterans Memorial High School student Al Mantyla, winner of the First Annual “Motorcycles Are Everywhere” Poster Campaign.
The Registrar presented the 10th grader with a brand new Gateway 3200s computer and a gift certificate for his high school in the amount of $500 to New England Office Supplies for winning first place in the statewide contest.
“The intent of the poster contest was to increase awareness and to educate new and future automobile drivers to watch for motorcycles and to share the road,” said Registrar of Motor Vehicles Kimberly Hinden. “Mr. Mantyla’s artwork best reflects the message we want to get across.”
The Registry of Motor Vehicles will also be giving awards to two other Massachusetts High School students. North Shore Technical High School’s Keyan Anderson was chosen as the 2nd place winner in the motorcycle awareness poster contest. The 11th grader will receive a $250 Visa Gift card and a gift certificate for North Shore Technical High School in the amount of $250 to New England Office Supplies for winning second place in the statewide contest. The third place winner was Concord Carlisle Regional High School’s Lauren Zwicker. The 11th grader’s prize is a $100 Visa Gift card and a gift certificate for her high school in the amount of $100 to New England Office Supplies.
Last year Massachusetts had 58 motorcycle fatalities and as our future drivers, high school students were the obvious choice to help with the motorcycle awareness campaign. The award-winning poster will be displayed throughout the state in Registry Branches, motorcycle rider education schools and Motorcycle Expositions.