By Lucie Roy
Morinville – Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch (SRCW) recognized the winners of its annual poster contest Tuesday night at the Seniors’ Rendez-Vous Centre.
Sturgeon Heights School walked away with the top three winners in the Grade 6 Level this year. Grade 6 Sturgeon Heights student Keely Mazzouni-Flynn placed first in her grade level of the Rural Crime Watch Poster Contest and was also the first place provincial contest winner. Mazzouni-Flynn’s poster will be featured in next years’ Crime Watch calendar. She will also receive an award from the Solicitor General.
SRCW President Roger Nykipilo said the contest is open to nine schools in Sturgeon County. Students had four poster themes to choose from in creating their posters: crime prevention, rural crime watch, what rural crime watch means to you and Report a Poacher.
First-, second-, and third-place prizes were issued for levels ranging from Grade 1 to Grade 9. Winners received a certificate and a cheque.
Namao School took the top three winners in the Grade 1 category. Morinville Colony took the top three positions in Grade 2 as well as the two top positions in Grade 9. Morinville Colony also placed first in the Grade 4 with Alexander First Nation’s Kipohtakaw School taking second and third. Camilla School took the top three positions in Grades 3 and 5,and Gibbons took the top three for the Grade 7 level. In the Grade 8 Level, Gibbons placed first and Oakhill placed second and third.
The annual poster contest is one of Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch’s major events.