WAYNE – Two area students were awarded honorable mentions for the 2018 Severe Weather Awareness art contest.
Ryder Anderson-Ray from Guardian Angels School in West Point and Reese Rethwisch from Wayne Elementary, received honorable mentions in the contest sponsored by the Nebraska Association of Emergency Management, the National Weather Service, the Nebraska Military Department and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.
The contest is open to all fourth graders in the state. Posters should encourage viewers to practice severe weather safety. Anderson-Ray’s poster featured the slogan “when you hear the siren’s noise, you don’t have time to grab your toys.” Rethwisch’s poster showcased facts about severe weather and the slogan “don’t be out when lightning is about.”
This year’s first place spot went to Clayton Butler, of Hemingford Public Schools, second place went to Erin Gegg of Odell Elementary, Caydence Feldman from Litchfield Public Schools received third place and fourth place went to Kinsey Lauby of Loomis Public Schools.