Student’s Bus Safety Artwork Wins State Award

Syran Jolly is a fifth grader at Daniel Intermediate and also an award-winning artist.

When the Texas Association for Pupil Transportation (TAPT) recently announced the winners in their School Bus Safety Poster Contest, Syran received a third place honor in the statewide competition.

Syran’s poster submission features four safety tips including not distracting the bus driver while he or she is driving and crossing in front of the bus, not behind.

After taking top marks at the local level, Syran’s entry advanced to the state level where it was judged based on safety impact, originality, artistic quality and visual impact.

Because of her winning entry, Syran will be traveling to Austin with her family and Duncanville ISD staff. Syran will be recognized, receive a tour of the Texas State Capitol and a $50 check.

“I’m looking forward to the ceremony, getting my award and seeing who else won at the state level,” Syran said.