Submitted by Ginnie Nash
YOSEMITE LAKES PARK – Thanks to the efforts of a local fire department and auxiliary volunteers, our youngest citizens continue to be well-educated, as students recently celebrated National Fire Prevention Week with an artsy spin.
Nine student winners of a poster contest depicting fire prevention safety awareness from Rivergold Elementary and Coarsegold Elementary were awarded medals and prizes.
The Yosemite Lakes Park Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary sponsored the contest, in partnership with the elementary schools.
The October 2014 theme for the National Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest was “Working Smoke Detectors Save Lives.” The first, second and third place winners in each category received a medal, certificate and cash award for their creative and artistic work.
Firefighters from YLP VFD Station 10 presented the awards in November to the following students:
1st Place: Lucia Bolin – 2nd Grade
2nd Place: Mason Medina – 3rd Grade
3rd Place: Aaron Barber – 3rd Grade
Special Honorable Mention – Avery Lescoulie – Kindergarten
1st Place: Kayla Velazquez – 5th Grade
2nd Place: Jack Dindia – 5th Grade
3rd Place: Amanda Takash- 5th Grade
1st Place: Gracie May Alberta – 5th Grade
2nd Place: Connor Woods – 4th Grade
3rd Place: Emily Fuller – 5th Grade