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#Stay off the tracks

Robert Mendoza, Reporter

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There were 251 deaths and 929 collisions with trains in 2013.

In order to bring awareness to this, BNSF sponsored a contest in the Riverside Unified School District.

All five high schools in RUSD participated. The Twitter and Instagram contest began on Sept. 1 and ran until Sept. 30.

AHS finished in first with King High School coming in second.

In total Arlington had more than 95,000 tweets and came close to 600 students participating in the contest, according to Director of Athletics Mallorie Read.

Arlington received $15,000 from BNSF Train Company for winning. They also donated an iPad mini to be given away in a drawing.

Those who participated in the contest were entered into the drawing. The winner of the iPad mini was junior Emileigh Conaway.

With the money, two murals will be painted, with one going on the gym and the other one to be announced, said LJ Valenzuela, ASB president.

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  1. Reney Avila on February 12th, 2015 1:48 pm

    Such a great article Robert!

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