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Honeywell and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Announce Winners for "Got 2B Safe" Classroom Makeovers

Five Grand Prize Winners Receive $10,000 Classroom Makeovers

Morris Township, N.J., May 15, 2012 –Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) today announced the winners of the Got 2B Safe! Classroom Makeovers. The program recognizes teachers committed to keeping children safe from abduction and sexual exploitation. This year, the program honors five Grand Prize winners from Minnesota, Indiana, Florida, Arizona, and North Carolina with a classroom makeover valued at $10,000 each.

The following teachers are this year's Got 2B Safe! Grand Prize Winners:

  • Julie Carroll – Northside Elementary School, Benson, MN
  • Nicole Cervone-Gish – Madison Elementary, Warsaw, IN
  • Sheli Gossett – Cracker Trail Elementary School, Sebring, FL
  • Karen Mensing – Sonoran Sky Elementary School, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Amy Payne – Clara J. Peck Elementary School, Greensboro, NC

"Safety and security are top concerns for families everywhere, and nothing is more important than protecting our most precious and vulnerable assets – our children," said Tom Buckmaster, president of Honeywell Hometown Solutions. "Honeywell has decades of experience developing and deploying technologies that keep families safe and secure where they live, work, and travel. We are thrilled to honor these teachers for their exemplary efforts in promoting safety awareness and providing life-saving lessons to their students."

According to a study from the U.S. Department of Justice, 2,000 children in the U.S. are reported missing each day. These staggering numbers highlight a great need to promote safety awareness among children through programming in schools. In 2005, Honeywell and NCMEC partnered together to launch Got 2B Safe! to arm teachers, parents, and children with vital safety skills.

The Got 2B Safe! Classroom Makeover program is comprised of simple rules for children to follow with the help of their families and teachers.To participate in the contest, teachers submit an innovative lesson plan or essay demonstrating how they incorporate the essential Got 2B Safe! rules into their teaching. Along with the five Grand Prize winners, additional teachers will receive $500 worth of school supplies.

"It is important that we continue to teach our children the importance of personal safety through their educators who play a critical role in their daily lives," said Ernie Allen, president and CEO of NCMEC. "As always, we are excited to continue our partnership with Honeywell in honoring teachers for their innovative methods in teaching the four essential Got 2B Safe! rules."

For more information on the rules and the program, visit, or follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter @Got2BSafe.

About Honeywell
Honeywell ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit
About Honeywell Hometown Solutions
The Got 2B Safe! program is part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative, which focuses on five areas of vital importance: Family Safety & Security, Housing & Shelter, Science & Math Education, Habitat & Conservation, and Humanitarian Relief. Together with leading public and nonprofit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit
About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1984. Designated by Congress to serve as the nation's clearinghouse, the organization has operated the toll-free 24-hour national missing children's hotline which has handled more than 3,568,780 calls. It has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 175,230 children. The organization's CyberTipline has handled more than 1,421,380 reports of child sexual exploitation and its Child Victim Identification Program has reviewed and analyzed more than 68,680,890 child pornography images and videos. The organization works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice's office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. To learn more about NCMEC, call its toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST or visit its web site at

Laura Knutelsky

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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