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Fight The Bite Contest

Fight the Bite Campaign 2022 Contest Entry form - January 21, 2022 (PDF, 364KB)

Fight the Bite Campaign 2022 Contest Entry form (Spanish) - February 11, 2022 (PDF, 310KB)

 

2022 Winners

Raleigh, NC. – Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed April 2020 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 100 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 most of the grading categories. 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: Jackson McCoy Stapp, 2nd Grade, John W. Jones Elementary School

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2nd Place: London Snipes, 4th Grade, River Park Elementary School

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3rd Place: Edgar Villafranco-Tovar, 3rd Grade, Pink Hill Elementary School

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Winners: 5th-8th Grade

1st Place: Rogayh Alahwas, 7th Grade, Rochelle Middle School

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2nd Place: Hajar Nejmeddine , 8th Grade, AL Stanback Middle School

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3rd Place: Andie Schwartz, 9th Grade, Aycock Middle School

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Winners: 9th-12th Grade

1st Place: Lizbeth Arana-Orozco, 10th Grade, Wilkes Early College High School

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2nd Place: Paloma Hernandez-Arana, 10th Grade, South Lenoir High School

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3rd Place: Demani Copeland, 11th Grade, Southeast Halifax Collegiate Prep Academy

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