What will Deerfield High School junior Joshua Moy do for an encore as a senior?
After taking first place a year ago in Metra’s safety poster and essay contest among all sophomores in Chicagoland and winning the people’s choice award over all contestants, Moy became the 2013 champion among the juniors while taking second in the people’s choice voting. He was third two years ago as a freshman.
Moy was honored by Mayor Harriet Rosenthal and the Village Board of Trustees at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday at Village Hall as he led the pledge of allegiance and received public accolades for his work.
Accompanied by his parents, brother and Deerfield High School graphic arts teacher Michael Moran, Moy told Rosenthal he plans to concentrate on graphic arts in his studies.
“I believe that will be one of my majors in high school along with business marketing which I think will be going very well with that,” Moy said. He also said the posters will be displayed in train stations throughout the state.
“The colors are fabulous,” Rosenthal said. “We are always proud of our Deerfield students.” She and Village Manager Kent Street asked for extra copies to mount in Village Hall and the Deerfield train depots.
The overall purpose of the contest is to promote safety, according to Metra Deputy Executive Director Alex Wiggens. He also hopes it will make safety a matter of discussion in the area’s classrooms.
“We could not be more proud of the contributions made by these students to our mission to promote the importance of safety near our trains and tracks,” Wiggins said.
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