Fire safety poster winner’s art exhibited on safety van

September 10, 2012 by  

Young Alexis Schultz recently got the chance to see her artwork displayed in a window of Stow’s fire safety education van.

A Fire Safety Poster contest takes place each year in Stow. Area elementary students are given the opportunity to design a poster for a chance to have their artwork displayed and see it travel through the city. Each year, a committee selects the winning poster, prints it, and exhibits it on the city’s fire safety van.

Alexis was last year’s winner of the Fire Safety Poster contest and she already has plans brewing for this year’s poster. Last year’s contest was the 44th year the event was held and it received 251 poster submissions—more than any other year. Young Alexis’ poster from last year featured the theme “Get our Clan; Make a Fire Plan”.

When asked about whether she would be taking part in this year’s contest, the busy Highland Elementary said:

“Probably … if I can find the time in between dance, softball, volleyball, basketball, oasis, and swimming.”

Alexis was announced as the winner of last year’s Fire Safety Poster contest on January 12. The 12 finalists, consisting of elementary students from many of Stow’s elementary schools, enjoyed a social and an awards ceremony at City Hall.

Sandy Ray, Public Education Safety Officer, said that ever since Alexis’ poster was selected in the winter, she anxiously awaited the day she would see it displayed on the fire safety van. That day has finally and her artwork will be exhibited on the van until the winner of the 45th annual contest is selected.