Kaysville Junior High School students Nanette Wiser and Melissa Baird have won the grand prize in the first he annual Utah Labor Commission "Take Safety Seriously" contest.
Eight junior high and middle schools participated in the contest by submitting 111 entries that were judged by Labor Commissioner Lee Ellertson, the public relations and advertising firm FJC&N/W&R and people representing education and the art communities.Ellertson gave cash prizes to the top 14 winners and their classes. The grand prize winners and their classes each received $250, runners-up received $100 and their classes also received $100 while runners-up received $25 each.
As a result of having the grand prize winners, two runners-up and four finalists, Kaysville Junior High School received $550.
The commission sponsors the contest to encourage children and their parents to keep safety in mind while working. It is all part of Utah Safety Month in June.
Others from Kaysville Junior High receiving awards were Sam Allen, first runner-up; Becky Ravenburg, third runner-up; and finalists Jared Griffin, Ashley Nielson, Megan Platt and David Thacker.
Paul Blanchard and Marie Griffin from Millcreek Junior High School were finalists; Austin Rose from South Davis Junior High School was a finalist; Andrea Pringle from South Ogden Junior High School was a finalist; Gray Augustus from Vernal Middle School was a second runner-up and Luke Fernel and Jamie Jorgasen from West Jordan Middle School were finalists.