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Children illustrate importance of fire safety

Students from first to fifth grade at Dearing Elementary School entered this year's fire safety poster contest.

Students were given two weeks in art class to design a poster using the theme "Stay Fire Smart! Don't Get Burned."

The posters were judged by three firefighters, Lt. Stephen Parish from Augusta Fire Department, firefighter/EMT Steven Parish from Grovetown Fire Department and firefighter Jim Parish volunteer with McDuffie County Fire Department.

On Friday, Sept. 25, Lt. Stephen Parish, firefighter Steven Parish and firefighter Jim Parish came to Dearing Elementary to award first, second and third place winners from each homeroom, first through fifth grades.

The winners are:

First grade

First place: Autumn Arrington, Ashton Arrington and Sarah Reece; second place : Damian Cady, Kay Lee Norris and Heather Boutwell; third place: Breanna Odum, Daniel Evans and Alexis Johnson

Second grade

first place : Kelsey Dees, Bryanne Ligon, Teagan Lamberty and Chances Glover; second place : Jason Norris, Austin Jeter, Robert McGahee and Madison Kent; third place: Hunter Sanders, Demetrius Brown, R.J. Norman and Larria Brown

Third grade

first place : Emily Greene, Hiris Baez, Cheyenne Murphy and Morgan Bailey; second place : Kaylee Sweeney, Victoria Wells, Paige Wade and Lee Portwood; third place: Haley Sleister, Odessa Thaxton, Justin Coleman and Cali Ruff

Fourth grade

first place : Abigail Kelley, Jacob Barnes and Tony Stewart; second place : Caitlin Payton, Mariah Kitchens and Morgan Workman; third place: Kristen Perkins, Autry Smalls and Bailey Powers

Fifth grade

first place : Brendan Albert, Hunter Tyler and Alexandria Enriquez; second place : Vincent Rutherford, Caroline Seigler and Taylor Morris; third place: Mia Jennings, Dakota Wagner and Samantha Rockefeller

Prizes for each winner were donated by Thomson Fire Department.

First place winners were entered in the State of Georgia Fire Safety Contest in Atlanta.

The school also had a Fire Safety Coloring Contest for kindergarten and pre-K students with prizes given to first, second and third place winners in these categories.

The winners are:

K-A Miss Dennis

First place: Peyton Smith; second place : Edwin Rosales; and third place: Joseph Gomez

K-B Mrs. Gilliam

First place: Alexis Meadows; second place : Tybee Ivey; and third place: Chase Emory

K-C Ms. Guerrant

First place: Ariana Story; second place : Gabby Taylor; third place: Susan Milton

K-D Miss Reece

First place: JaDDasia Cummings; second place : JaKayla Grier; third place: Cynthia Stamey

PreK Mrs. Echols

first place : Madison Noggle; second place : Alondra Rosales; third place: Katelynn Grissom

PreK Mrs. Smith

first place : Zariyah Cummings; second place : Chyra Strong; third place: Jarrett Bailey

Web posted on Thursday, November 12, 2009

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