Laurel recognizes student poster winners for Fire Prevention Month -- Gazette.Net


The Laurel City Council, along with City Fire Marshal David Cope, recognized the winning elementary school Fire Prevention Month poster entries during its Jan. 28 meeting.

The poster contest was held to recognize Fire Prevention Month, and was part of the fire prevention program that Cope brought to students attending Laurel Elementary, St. Mary of the Mills, Scotchtown Hills Elementary and First Baptist School.

Winners received a medal, and Laurel Mayor Craig Moe and Cope posed for pictures with the winners and their posters.

Winners were: Laurel Elementary second-graders Valerie Gomez (first place), Ryan Portillo (second place) and Jose Perez (third place); and third-graders Alex Estrada (first place), Michelle Claras (second place) and Eduardo Aguilar (third place). St. Mary of the Mills second-graders Christione Johnson (first place), Isabel Tenney (second place) and Adrienne Quansah (third place); and third-graders Sarah Mima (first place), Lylie Nicole Suarez (second place) and Gabriel Toaso (third place). Scotchtown Hills Elementary second-graders Lucian Eggleston (first place), Mikayla John (second place) and Ever Ramos (third place); and third-graders Kayla Sterling (first place), Deandre Torian (second place) and Genesis Roberts (third place). First Baptist School first-graders Morgan Smith (first place), Oyinyechukwu Amadife (second place) and Amani Delisser (third place); and second-graders Kyra Bianca Escala (first place), Kerry Mkwavi (second place) and Abigail Khakali (third place).

“The children put a lot of hard work into the poster contest. We had probably over 300 posters to judge from the four schools,” Cope said. “It was a very, very hard decision to choose first, second and third, but every student who participated did an outstanding job.”