State Fire Marshal announces winners of 2014 Fire Safety Poster Contest, Honorable Mentions include Windom student

By Kansas State Fire Marshal
January 06, 2015

Students across the state of Kansas participated in the annual Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Fire Safety Poster Contest. The contest is held during Fire Prevention Week in October to help students learn about fire safety in a fun and engaging way. The three winners will have an opportunity to meet the Governor on Friday, January 23, 2015.

This year’s theme was “Show What You Know About Fire Safety.” Entries were judged on originality, creativity and use of the theme. Local fire departments and their participating schools submitted town winners to the OSFM, who then selected final winners in each category.

“The work of the students gets better and better every year, and it gets more and more difficult to choose the winners,” said Doug Jorgensen, State Fire Marshal. “Educating kids at a young age about the importance of fire safety is essential – the more they know the more involved they can be in fire prevention at home and the smarter they’ll be should a fire occur no matter where they are. Our office has a great time looking at all the entries and seeing all the creative ways kids can express what they already know about fire safety.“

The three winning entries and nine Honorable Mentions will be featured in a calendar to be produced by the OSFM. A limited number of these calendars will be available through the agency.


K–2nd    Eva Daugherthy        


Chanute Christian Academy        


3rd–4th    Marisela Pu        


Rolla Elementary School        


5–6th    Amanda Bilby         


Mulvane Middle School        


HONORABLE MENTIONS (also included in the calendar):

K–2nd    Deja DeAnda        

K    Gridley Elementary School        


K–2nd    Havana Olander        

1st    Windom Elementary School        

Little River       

K–2nd    Callie Jones        

2nd    Quincy Elementary School        


3rd–4th    Elle Kreighbaum        

3rd    St Patrick Catholic School        


3rd–4th    Marissa Ruiz        

3rd    Tecumseh South Elementary School    


3rd–4th    Alexis Salazar        

4th    Pauline South Elementary School    


5–6th    Daniel Ackerman        

5th    Marysville Elementary School    


5–6th    Kennedy Barnhouse    

5th    Milford Elementary School        


5–6th    Florence Felipe M. Barles    

6th    St. Patrick Catholic School