PLYMOUTH - The annual Fire Marshalâ€™s Connecticut Fire Prevention Poster Contest honored 12 fourth and fifth graders recently for their artistic efforts to promote fire safety.
This yearâ€™s theme for the statewide competition was â€śFire Prevention â€“ Everyone/Everyday.â€ť
The judges for the local competition were: Mayor David Merchant; Assistant Fire Chief Christopher Masi; Captain Anthony Orsini, Terryville Fire Department health and safety officer; and Lieutenant Peter Carpenter, Terryville Fire Department.
The local winners are:
Fisher Elementary School, fourth grade
nâ€ŠFirst Place â€“ Emma Kulak
nâ€ŠSecond Place â€“ Emelia McCool
nâ€ŠThird Place â€“ Emily Vasquez
Fisher Elementary School, fifth grade
nâ€ŠFirst Place â€“ Megan Hudson
nâ€ŠSecond Place â€“ Sol Prado-Santiago
nâ€ŠThird Place â€“ Jamie Lentz
Plymouth Center Elementary School, fourth grade
nâ€ŠFirst Place â€“ Maddison McWilliams
nâ€ŠSecond Place â€“ Anthony Boggio
nâ€ŠThird Place â€“ Carley Baldino
Plymouth Center Elementary School, fifth grade
nâ€ŠFirst Place â€“ Landin Boutot
nâ€ŠSecond Place â€“ Tony Montalvo
nâ€ŠThird Place â€“ Sydney Grabowski
The awards ceremony was held at Town Hall, with Deputy Fire Marshal Charles Doback Jr. greeting the winners and the guests, who included Merchant; Superintendent Martin Semmel; Shari Kohl, Fisher art teacher; Phyllis Worhunsky, Fisher principal; Diane Boylan, Plymouth Center art teacher; Crystal Collins, Plymouth Center principal; and members of the Board of Fire Commissioners and Board of Education.
The contest organizers extended special thanks to: Adams IGA Terryville, Lake Compounce, Terryville McDonalds, Trefz Corporation, Walmart Foundation, Fire Marshal Raymond Kovaleski, Fire Marshal, the art teachers, and the judges.
Susan Corica can be reached at 860-973-1802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.