Alivia Sanford made it two in a row when the Brookfield Elementary School second-grader was named the grand-prize winner in a fire prevention poster contest put on by Brookfield Township Fire Department and the Brookfield Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
“You did it again!” Principal Stacey Filicky told the girl, who also won last year.
Alivia’s poster was forwarded to the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshall for consideration. Last year, she also won at the state level.
Alivia promoted the use of smoke detectors in her poster, showing a smoke detector with arms, legs, a face and a firefighter’s hat guiding people from a burning house. Her poster reads, “You can’t hear smoke. You can hear the smoke alarm.”
She received a Nintendo Switch as the grand-prize winner.
Other students also received awards for first and second place in their grade levels. First-place winners, who received $50 gift cards, were: Kathryn Meckley, kindergarten; Chloe Hebert, first grade; Cassie Harris, second grade; and Sofia Dromi, third grade.
Second-place winners, who received $25 gift cards, were: Rosalie Reinsel, kindergarten; Gracie Bailey, first grade; and Penelope Reinsel (Rosalie’s sister), third grade.
“This was not an easy decision as all entries were great and help to spread the message of fire safety and prevention,” said Fire Chief David Masirovits.
The contest was held in October, which is Fire Prevention Month. The students received their awards Dec. 14.