Fire department announces winners of fire safety poster contest

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – The Forsyth County Fire Department has announced the winners and runners up for the department’s 2014 Fire Safety Poster Contest. The three winners are Diego Martinez, a student at Brookwood Elementary School, Aubrey Chester, a student at Sawnee Elementary School, and Akshur Raghuram, a student at Brookwood ES. All three winners were treated to a pizza party with their class and local firefighters.

The three runners up in the contest were Gibson McGee, a student at Whitlow Elementary School, and Makayla Peacock and Lainey Bayush, both students at Matt Elementary School.

The three winners and three runners up will have the honor of having their artwork displayed in county buildings. The students were also recognized for their poster designs by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners at their meeting on May 1.

“We hope that the positive fire safety messages these young artists conveyed through their posters will be impactful to all who see them,” Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. “We are certainly proud of these students, and of every student who submitted a poster.”

All third-grade students in Forsyth County public and private schools, as well as home-schooled students, were encouraged to submit their own original designs and artwork for the poster contest. This was the fourth year the contest has been held.

FH 05-28-14