ALEX LOPEZ OF SUMTER MIDDLE SCHOOL WINS 2ND PLACE IN STATEWIDE FIRE SAFETY ESSAY CONTEST The Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's Statewide Fire Safety Essay Contest is an opportunity for Georgia students in grades
6 through 12 to express their views on Fire Safety.
Under the leadership of her English teacher, Mrs. Beth Smith, 8th grade student, Ms. Alex Lopez, carefully shared her ideas and thoughts on at-home fire prevention and safety. When the winners were announced, Ms. Lopez had won 2nd Place in Georgia.
The winning essays reflected the NFPA theme, "SMOKE ALARMS: A SOUND YOU CAN LIVE WITH," with focus on fire prevention in the home.
Grades 6-12 in each school could submit up to three (3) essays per class. A first, second and third place essay per grade were selected for the statewide contest. The first place winners received a $100.00 U. S. Savings Bond along with other prizes. The second and third place winners received a variety of prizes.
Statewide essay winners were selected by a committee established by the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's Office with the assistance of the State Fire Marshal's Office.
All winners of the Statewide Fire Safety Essay Contest will be recognized during the Awards Luncheon at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 28. The winning essays will be displayed at the luncheon.
This Fire Prevention Week activity is in addition to a number of locally sponsored fire safety programs throughout the state during the month of October.