The goal of the contest is to increase fire safety awareness and education. It’s a strong reminder about preventing fires and to be alert every day to the dangers that cause fires.
The contest is run by the Houston Fire Museum and Independent Insurance Agents of Houston. It is open to students from Greater Houston area school districts.
The Houston Fire Museum’s 42nd Annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest continues is a long-held tradition that is held each October during National Fire Prevention Month. The contest encourages students, first through 12th grade, to use their artistic ability while demonstrating a fire safety awareness message.
Miguel Frías from Kujawa Elementary School won first in the fourth grade level and received an Overall Grand Prize ribbon. Miguel drew an image of a fireman battling a fire. He had two messages. The first indicated that fires are scary. But he also shared that firemen should not be feared. They are here to help.
A total of 10 AISD students brought home top three wins in their respective grade levels.
First, second, and third Place overall winners’ posters are on display at the museum throughout 2017.
Dr. Michaelann Kelley supports the contest and is proud of the work that AISD students produce. Kelley is program director of fine arts.
“It‘s important for children to learn and retain the fire safety messages,” said Kelley. “Children are also a valuable link in the chain of communication. They take the lesson home and promote fire prevention measures to the entire family.”
To view all the winners, visit the Fire Museum of Houston’s website.
Be sure to stop by the Museum to view the artwork of students from Aldine ISD and across the greater Houston area.
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