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‘BULLYPROOF’: Students create posters with a message

East Central Mental Health Center and the Troy University Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Interpreting Training Program, sponsored a poster competition for artwork that displays an anti-bullying message.

Teresa Kidd, East Center Mental Health outreach coordinator, said this year’s contest had 279 entries from eight schools.

The two winners from grades k-6 and 7-12 were awarded Fire 7 tablets and a gift bag that included a Bullyproof T-Shirt. There were eight honorable mention awards. They were awarded a gift bag a Bullyproof T-shirt.

Kidd congratulated the winners of the art competition and said she would hopefully see them back at next year’s art competition with brand new ideas.

The winners in the 2017 Bullyproof Poster Contest in grades k -6 are: Parker Adams, Pike Liberal Art School, first place, and BreAnna Mills, Goshen Elementary School, second place.

The winners in grades 7-12 are Jensen Garrett, PLAS, first place and Bailey McKnight, PLAS, second.

Honorable mentions were: Grades k-6, Jordan Owen, GES, Lexie Ellis, Pike County Elementary School, Zahiee Lucy, Banks Primary School, and Addison Henderson, PLAS. Mentioned honorably in grades 7-12 are: Jocolby Porter, Goshen High School; Kyah Rouse, Pike County High School; Brandon Lee Gowen, Banks Middle School and Abby Ford, PLAS.