The Paris Fire Department, on Monday morning, Oct 28, presented 4th-grade students from around the county with a trophy each for those that were finalists in this years’ Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest.
Students who finished in the top three got to visit Station 1 on N Main St. and visit with the firefighters on hand to meet them and congratulate them on a job well done.
“An Engine company goes to the schools and judges each of the posters created. From there, firefighters pick the top three from each school,” said Paris firefighter Cade Oats.
“Once we have the top 24 posters from all of the schools in the county decided, we do final judging and pick one overall winner,” he explained.
Each finalist gets a trophy of their own to take home, and the overall winner of the contest is then announced. This year the overall winner was Cairo Myles-Brown from Justiss Elementary.
“We judge the posters on four things; Creativity, Content, Originality and Neatness,” said Oates.
List of winners:
Philip Leonard Reyes
Aaron Parker Elementary