ADOT Centennial Signs Essay Contest for Arizona Schools

ADOT Centennial Signs Essay Contest for Arizona Schools

Congratulations to the winners of the ADOT Centennial Signs Essay Contest! Here are the winners:

Coconino County

Ahsanya Lucas

Sid Lucas, 10th grade, Grand Canyon
High School, Grand Canyon Unified
School District, Grand Canyon, Ariz.


Cochise County

Alex Kerr

Alex Kerr, 9th grade, American
Leadership Academy,
Sierra Vista, Ariz. 


Maricopa County

SMHS Essay Team

Front Row: Sammi Folk, Isabella Jones, Sarah Andrews
Middle: Jules Simpson, Neveah Gionet, Emi Warner, Vinh Le
Back Row: Ellis Tallie, Mr. D.J. Salch

9th grade, Sunrise Mountain High School, Peoria Unified School District, Peoria, Ariz.


Pima County

Aaron Russ

Aaron Russ, 8th grade, Corona
Foothills Middle School, Vail Unified
School District, Vail, Ariz.


Yavapai County

Naylee Trejo

Naylee Trejo, 8th grade, Canon
Elementary School, Canon Elementary
School District, Black Canyon City, Ariz.  


Yuma County

Amelia Borrallo (not pictured), 8th grade, Centennial Middle School, Crane Elementary School District, Yuma, Ariz.



ADOT hosted an essay contest for students in sixth through 12th grades to determine which public schools would get an authentic Arizona Centennial road sign that was originally installed on the state highway system in 2012 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Arizona gaining statehood. The topic of the essay contest involved the five Cs of Arizona: Copper, Cattle, Cotton, Citrus, and Climate.

ADOT Kids Essay Contest Graphic