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Health Department poster contest winners announced

Thursday, March 6, 2008

East Side Elementary School fifth-grader Tamara Hill proudly displays her contest winning design, while Diane Dierks and Linda Messmer (background) celebrate her achievement.
The winners of the Clay County Health Department anti-tobacco poster contest were notified Thursday at their respective schools.

Health Department representative Linda Messmer and several of the judges from the contest surprised Clay City Elementary School fifth-grader Trevor Smith and East Side Elementary School student Tamara Hill with the announcement that they won.

Both grand prize winners received a T-shirt with their poster design on the front and a $20 gift card from local businesses. They will also have their posters featured on billboards in the county for two months this spring.

Clay City Elementary School fifth-grader Trevor Smith's anti-tobacco poster warned of the dangers of second-hand smoke, and will be featured on a billboard in the southern part of the county. With Smith are (back, from left)? Julia Kapke, Diane Dierks, Paul Sinders, Jack Withers, (front)?Lana Taylor, Smith and Linda Messmer.
Fifth-grade students all over the county participated in the contest, and individual school winners were selected along with the two grand prize posters. All individual school winners also received a gift card and a T-shirt with their poster design.

Messmer gave the students a presentation about the dangers of smoking from Jan. 9-16.

Judges reviewed the posters, and chose the winning posters on Jan. 25.

Individual school winners were Jackson Lee Cooper (Meridian), Rachel Bell (Van Buren), Tristen Raybould (Cornerstone Academy), Mannah Mace (Jackson Township), Kascha Smith (Staunton) and Jacob Harden (Forest Park).

Judges included Brazil City Mayor Ann Bradshaw, County Commissioners Charlie Brown, Paul Sinders and Jack Withers, Community Theater Artist Julia Kapke, Clay City Center for Family Medicine dietician Lana Taylor, Clay County Public Health Nurse Diane Dierks and Clay County Health Department staff members Bell Killion, Jennifer Lucas and Joyce Vinson

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Congratulations Tam! I've seen your shirt, and your poster looks great! I can't wait to see it billboard sized!

-- Posted by angel53pike on Tue, Mar 11, 2008, at 5:50 PM

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