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Fight The Bite Contest Winners

2019

Fight the Bite Campaign - February 1, 2019 (PDF, 238KB)

 

2018

Raleigh, NC. – Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed April 2018 as Tick and Mosquito Awareness Month. As part of Tick and Mosquito Awareness month, the North Carolina Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch held the “Fight the Bite” Contest for students grades K-12. To promote the importance of vector borne disease prevention, the contest encourages students to use artwork to promote the Fight the Bite theme, inspiring all North Carolinians to prevent vector borne disease. “We received more than 90 artwork entries, and are highly impressed by the artistic abilities of student in North Carolina,” said Dr. Alexis M Barbarin, North Carolina Public Health Entomologist.

Students were divided into three grade categories: K-4, 5-8, and 9-12th grades. Entries were voted on by entomologists and other members of the public health community. Students were graded on originality, creativity, and their public health message of vector borne disease prevention. There were 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place awards for students in each of the grading categories. Prizes were donated by sponsors, including: BASF, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Chatham County Public Health Department, GIANTmicrobes®, Insect Shield®, Nalgene®, and SC Johnson.

 

Winners: K-4th Grade

1st Place: Francisco Risso-Hemstreet, 4th Grade, Forest Hill Elementary School

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

2nd Place: Peyton Dale, 4th Grade, Rutherford College Elementary School

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

3rd Place: Chanel Clayton, 3rd Grade, Cameron Park Elementary School

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

Winners: 5th-8th Grade

1st Place: Julie Parrish, 6th Grade, Roanoke Rapids

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

2nd Place: Reed Luper, 6th Grade, Red Oak Middle School

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

3rd Place: Jada Brinkley, 7th Grade, Red Oak Middle School

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

Winners: 9th-12th Grade

1st Place: Ariana Kunce, 10th Grade, Heritage High School

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

2nd Place: Nadia Meneren, 10th Grade, Heritage High School

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

3rd Place: Chole Henry, 12th Grade, Heritage High School

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

Awards Ceremony

Winners were invited to an awards ceremony held at the end of April. Students were presented with certificates and prizes by Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

N.C. Division of Public Health Staff and Fight the Bite Contest Winners

Photo of Fight the Bite Contest Winners

 

N.C. Division of Public Health Staff

Photo of North Carolina Public Health Staff

 

Fight the Bite Contest Poster Display

Photo of Fight the Bite Poster Display

 

Thank you to your donors

 

BASF logo
BJs logo
Chatham County Health Department logo
Giant Microbes logo
insect + shield repellent technology logo
Nalgene logo
SC Johnson logo

 

 

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