Winners Chosen in Fire Drill Poster Contest
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It was an artistic day for some local students in the Rochester area. The winners of the Prevention First Home Fire Drill Student Poster Contest were chosen.
The winning posters were chosen out of more than 200 entries from students in grades k through 12.
Damian Wilson won the K-4 category, Tevanna Maurer won the 5-8 category, and Lois Vreeland the 9-12 category. All the winners receive a gift card and a visit to the fire house to eat lunch with the firefighters.
The winning posters will be displayed at malls and businesses throughout the community.
Contest organizers say it serves as a great way for students to drill in the importance of home fire drills. They say the concepts learned go way past the actual contest.
"Then they internalize them. To spend that much time focusing on it, drawing an image and then creating a message to go with it, they really internalize the message, which is a way of creating a fire safety advocate for the rest of their lives," said Robert Crandall, VP, Prevention First.
Prevention First is a non profit organization dedicated to injury prevention.