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Lowell Wolf Memorial Scholarship 

Walk Safe Long Island’s annual Lowell Wolf Memorial Scholarship took the form of a Traffic Observation Contest in 2023.


2023 winners!

Jack D'Andrea | Senior
Shoreham Wading River High School

Jack's Winning Observations & Essay with Photos

James Rourke | Senior
Elwood-John H Glenn High School

James' Winning Observations & Essay with Photos


Cynthia Brown, Executive Director of the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety awarded winner Jack D'Andrea a certificate at Walk Safe Long Island's June 8 Walk Bike LI Summit at Farmingdale State College

This year, students were challenged to observe the pedestrian, cyclist, and driver behavior in the main intersection around your high school, take some photos of the area, and complete the provided Traffic Observation Worksheet. Then write an essay about the area surrounding your school, your observations, and your suggestions to improve the area’s safety for all road users. Read the official contest rules here

About Lowell Wolf
Lowell Wolf was a Nassau County Transportation Project Manager and professor at Farmingdale State College, SUNY. His interests and concern for pedestrian safety led to a position as an educator with the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety. NYCTS is a grant based nonprofit dedicated to and funded by the New York State Governors Traffic Safety Committee. Lowell’s work involved sharing best practices for transportation safety as well as creating educational programs and events throughout Long Island, with the goal of reducing preventable traffic injury and death. This scholarship is a fitting tribute to Lowell, as it ensures the education of future generations. Road safety audits like these in the scholarship will make more increase awareness and help create changes to dangerous intersections, thus saving lives.

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