When third-grader Audrey Mathews won first prize for her age group in the Prevention 1st 2018/19 Fire Safety Poster Contest, she knew exactly what she wanted to do with her $50 prize money: she donated it to support her school district’s therapy dog.
Audrey’s parents say she has a love of service and therapy animals because they help keep people calm in emergencies. Audrey’s winning poster delivers a crucial message about responding when the smoke alarm goes off: “Don’t scream, don’t shout, keep calm and get out.”
As part of Audrey’s prize, her classroom at Scribner Road Elementary School also received a $200 gift certificate for art supplies.
Click here to see all the winning posters.
Other good things coming from the Fire Safety Poster Contest: a ride to school on a fire truck for poster artist Fiston Heca and his sister.