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City of Paris Fire Marshal Dale Maberry announced this week that several area fourth graders received trophies from the Paris Fire Department for a posters contest promoting fire safety and prevention.
Fire Prevention Week is officially Oct. 6-12, but because of the volume of activities the entire month of October is being celebrated as Fire Prevention Month.
More than 400 fourth grade students turned in posters from Chisum Elementary School, Bailey Intermediate School, Aikin Elementary School, Justiss Elementary School, and Trinity Christian Academy and participated in this year’s program.
Firefighter Cade Oats facilitated this year’s poster contest by visiting the schools and inviting them to design a poster with fire prevention and fire safety as the theme. Each of the finalists selected from each school received a trophy proclaiming them as a 2013 Poster Contest Finalist.
The 2013 Fire Prevention Poster Contest finalists are:
CISD Chisum Elementary: Gail Kerley, Zack, America Munoz
NLISD Bailey Intermediate: Bridgette Collard, Kate Rainey, Connor Watson
PISD Aikin Elementary: Ava Lassiter, Kennedy Ward, Emma Homer
PISD Justiss Elementary: Amaiya Jones, Skylar Doescher, Krystal Horta
Trinity Christian Academy: Breanne Simpson, Lainy Jones, Evan Martin, Lenexa Zacharias, Alyssa Parks, Rory Thiessen (pictured)
All finalists were present at Paris Fire Station #1 on Tuesday October 29, 2013, to receive their trophies and announce the overall winner. The students were accompanied by principals, teachers and family members.
The overall winner was selected by a team of firefighters using an objective scoring system based on originality, content, neatness, and clarity.
The results were close, but Lainy Jones from Trinity Christian Academy emerged as the 2013 Poster Contest Winner. Lainy Jones received a framed fire service badge proclaiming her the 2013 Fourth Grade Poster Contest Winner.
“The Paris Fire Department appreciates each school and teacher for allowing the 4th grade students to participate,” Fire Marshal Dale Maberry said. “Fire safety and prevention can start at any age and it will save lives.”
Anyone with a question on fire prevention should call the Paris Fire Department at 903.784.9225.