Plymouth students honored for fire safety artwork

Published on Thursday, 25 January 2018 20:20


PLYMOUTH - The annual Fire Marshal’s Connecticut Fire Prevention Poster Contest honored 12 fourth and fifth graders recently for their artistic efforts to promote fire safety.

This year’s theme for the statewide competition was “Fire Prevention – Everyone/Everyday.”

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

n First Place – Emma Kulak

n Second Place – Emelia McCool

n Third Place – Emily Vasquez

Fisher Elementary School, fifth grade

n First Place – Megan Hudson

n Second Place – Sol Prado-Santiago

n Third Place – Jamie Lentz

Plymouth Center Elementary School, fourth grade

n First Place – Maddison McWilliams

n Second Place – Anthony Boggio

n Third Place – Carley Baldino

Plymouth Center Elementary School, fifth grade

n First Place – Landin Boutot

n Second Place – Tony Montalvo

n Third Place – 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

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth on Thursday, 25 January 2018 20:20. Updated: Thursday, 25 January 2018 20:23.