Kemmerer student wins poster contest

Kemmerer Elementary second-grade student Eastman Backman will be recognized Thursday, May 23, for winning the Safe2Tell Wyoming Poster Contest with the above submission. (COURTESY PHOTO)

KEMMERER — On May 23, Safe2Tell Wyoming will recognize a Kemmerer Elementary School student for creating a Safe2Tell Poster. Safe2Tell Wyoming challenged Wyoming elementary students to create posters that covered issues such as school safety, telling vs. tattling, and who is a trusted adult.

 Eastman Backman, a second grader from Kemmerer Elementary School, won the Safe2Tell Wyoming Poster Contest for the elementary school level. Backman will receive a $100 prize toward a class pizza party and $100 will be awarded to Backman’s teacher, Sierra Collins. Backman created a poster about trusted adults and whom you should go to when you need help. “It is encouraging to see students showing a vested interest in this program and recognizing its importance by getting the word out in their school and community,” said Samantha Kanish, Public Relations Specialist for Safe-2Tell Wyoming.

 Each poster submission was judged on creativity, clarity of message, and overall appearance. It was difficult to select the winning poster as entries were received from all over the state for the high school and elementary levels. To view the winning poster, visit www.safe2tellwy.org.

Safe2Tell Wyoming is a 24-hour year-round school safety tip line that students, parents, school staff and concerned community members can use to confidentially report school and student safety concerns. Established in October 2016, the program has received almost 2,700 tips that include, but are not limited to, planned school attacks, bullying, and suicide threats.

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