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Fight The Bite Contest Winners

2019

Raleigh, NC. – Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed April 2019 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 encouraged students to use artwork to promote the Fight the Bite theme, inspiring all North Carolinians to prevent vector borne disease. “We received more than 165 artwork entries, and are highly impressed by the artistic abilities of student in North Carolina. We were equally impressed that all of our entries reflected how much students in North Carolina know about protecting themselves, their families and communities. We appreciate the participation of North Carolina schools, students, and educators in the Fight the Bite contest” 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, Harris Teeter Cary, GIANTmicrobes®, Insect Shield®, TickEase™ and SC Johnson. Artwork will be displayed in schools, local health departments, and other government buildings to encourage vector-borne disease prevention. We also encourage readers to print and post winning entries to promote a vector-borne disease free North Carolina!

 

Winners: K-4th Grade

1st Place: Marissa Dolan, 4th Grade, Sanford Creek Elementary School

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

2nd Place: Lillian Lockamy, 3rd Grade, Level Cross Elementary School

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

3rd Place: Aytumn, 4th Grade, Creekside Elementary School

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

Winners: 5th-8th Grade

1st Place: Van Woodruff, 8th Grade, Red Oak Middle School

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

2nd Place: Addison Brumfield, 7th Grade, Red Oak Middle School

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

3rd Place: Kayla M Parker, 8th Grade, Red Oak Middle School

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

Winners: 9th-12th Grade

1st Place: Helen Solomon, 12th Grade, Southwest Guilford High School

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

2nd Place: Madison Craig, 12th Grade, Ledford High School

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

3rd Place: Gianna Pettit, 10th Grade, Corinth Holders High School

Fight the Bite Contest Winners Artwork

 

Awards Ceremony

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

Photo of Fight the Bite Contest Winners

 

Matt Herr, JD, Assistant Director for System Performance at the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services; Alexis M Barbarin, PhD, State Public Health Entomologist, and NC Division of Public Health Staff

Photo of North Carolina Public Health Staff

 

Fight the Bite Contest poster entries, totaling 169 from schools throughout North Carolina

Photo of Fight the Bite Poster Display

 

Evelyn Foust speaking, the Division of Public Health's Communicable Disease Branch Head

Photo of Evelyn Foust, DPH Communicable Disease branch head speaking at presentation

 

Dr. Zack Moore, Epidemiology Section Chief

Photo of North Carolina Public Health Staff

 

Thank you to your donors

 

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