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Front Page - Friday, January 1, 2016

Local students win top honors in state fire prevention contest

Three students from Boyd Buchanan School won top honors in the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) 2015 Fire Prevention Poster Contest.

Jillian White, a ninth grader, earned the top prize, winning the Commissioner’s Choice Award.

Carl Joseph Vonnoh, was the state-wide winner for the ninth grade, and Mackenna Hood was the state-wide winner for the tenth grade.

All of the poster contest winners will each receive a $50 prize check and a certificate of achievement signed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam at an awards ceremony on Jan. 30 at the Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy in Bell Buckle, Tennessee.

The poster contest is a longstanding annual event used by the SFMO to highlight and promote fire safety awareness throughout Tennessee schools. This year’s contest theme corresponded with the National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week campaign: “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm.”

Source: Chattanooga Fire Department