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Stop on Red and Slow Down Slogan Contest Winner Chosen

Vice Mayor Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney with Cincinnati Councilmembers Scotty Johnson and Mark Jeffreys challenged students in kindergarten through 12th grade at all Cincinnati schools to submit a catchy slogan to remind drivers to slow down and stop at red lights.

The City of Cincinnati partnered with the Center for Closing the Health Gap to host the “Slow Down to Save Lives” slogan contest. Nearly 100 submissions were received via TikTok, video, photo and poster.

After a review by a panel of judges assembled by The Center for Closing the Health Gap, the final four entries were selected, and the winner was voted on by the public. From the four finalists, Natalia Lastra, a sixth grader at Hyde Park School was selected as the winner.

WATCH: Slow Down to Save Lives Winning Slogan

Her slogan reminds drivers to S.T.O.P. (stop, think, observe, pedestrians) as shown in the attached PSA. Natalia, along with her classmates, will celebrate her success with a pizza party and be presented her prize on September 21st from noon- 12:40 at the Hyde Park School.

Congratulations to the other three finalists: Winnie Graham, Reuben Edwards, and Roslin Tomlin. Special thanks to the Center for Closing the Health Gap and to all that participated in the “Slow Down to Save Lives” slogan contest.