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5th grade homeschooler wins PA level of National Bicycle Poster Contest!!!
Jenna Litynski, 3/27/2012

Editor's Note from Susan Richman: I was so delighted to hear from the Litnyski family this morning about this wonderful win for Brenna! This is her poster-- we hope *everyone* who takes part in this website helps in VOTING now for Brenna's terrific artwork, from April 2-6, 2012.... We can all help her become the national winner! I know you'll agree that she really worked hard and that she created a dramatic and very meaningful image. Brenna's mom shared how much her daughter enjoyed taking part in this project -- and her hope was that Brenna's win would inspire other homeschool students to jump in and take part in engaging and worthwhile contests of all sorts, which can really stretch our kids to reach for new goals and complete a memorable project. We're all so proud of Brenna! And your homeschool kids will also benefit by knowing they've helped out another student here (through voting for Brenna's poster!), and I know they'll be inspired by seeing the work of the other state winners up on the website for the contest. 
On January 24, 2012, Suzan Knott made the following posting on the bulletin board of www.pahomeschoolers.com: 


The 2012 NATIONAL BICYCLE POSTER CONTEST is also open to homeschool students!
Now through March 1st, fifth-grade students across the state can compete in the contest and learn about how bicycles can be one solution to many of our countries emerging issues (bicycling is fun, healthy and green). The contest, is sponsored by Saris, Schwinn, Lazer and Planet Bike and there are great prizes to be won for the students AND schools.

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My name is Jenna Litynski and I am the proud mother of Brenna Litynski, a homeschooled student, who won the 5th Grade Saris Cycling Poster Contest for the state of Pennsylvania!  She will be representing Pennsylvania with her artwork at the National Level and NEEDS YOUR HELP. Online public voting will take place between April 2nd and 6th at www.sariscyclinggroup.com/postercontest and the national winner wins a trip to Washington DC for the 2013 National Bike Summit!  We need the homeschoolers of Pennsylvania to support Brenna by helping her get votes. If she wins, she will attend the National Bike Summit in 2013 and represent the homeschooled students and families of Pennsylvania!  She does not have classmates from a brick and mortar school to help, but hopefully she will have the hundreds of Pennsylvania homeschooled students and their families support her and vote for her artwork!  The future of cycling as a form of transportation and healthy living is in the hands of young people like Brenna.  Art contests such as this one are wonderful opportunities for homeschooled students to broaden their horizons.  They allow the creative student to use and enjoy their creative gifts, but also encourage students to find ways of applying them to make a difference in the lives of others.

Thank you for your time and support!
Here is the NEWS RELEASE, from March 26, 2012, announcing Brenna's win: 


Three Pennsylvania fifth grade student’s creative entries were chosen as Best In State for the annual National Bicycling Poster Contest, sponsored by Saris, Schwinn, Lazer and Planet Bike. As one of many initiatives from the bicycling industry, this contest seeks to promote the many benefits of cycling. This year’s green theme is “Bicycling Takes Me Places”.

A panel of judges fromTailwind Bicycles (www.tailwindbicycles.com) of Schwenksivlle and 3 Strand Studio (www.3strandstudio.com) of Salford, gathered at the bike shop to review and judge all of the entries that were submitted from across the state of Pennsylvania.

First place was awarded Brenna Litynski, a home school student from Venetia, PA. Brenna will be awarded a new bicycle, helmet and light. Brenna’s poster has also been submitted into the National Poster Contest, where the winner will receive a trip to Washington DC during the 2013 National Bike Summit.

Second place was awarded to Andrew Vogts of Chadds Ford Elementary School, who will receive a new helmet and a bicycle light. Third place was awarded to Stephanie Landis of Mountville Elementary School, and will receive a new helmet. Many wonderful entries were received from Pennsylvania’s creative fifth graders!

The judging for the national contest will be opened up to the public. You are invited to participate and support Brenna by voting online between April 2nd – 6th at  www.sariscyclinggroup.com/postercontest



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