Each October the Maple Grove Fire Rescue Department invites all fourth graders to participate in a fire safety poster contest. The contest is sponsored by the participating fire departments of the North Suburban Regional Mutual Aid Association.
Trophies are awarded to the first, second and third place winners at each participating school. A grand prize winner is selected from all of the posters received and wins the grand prize trophy, a ride to school in a fire truck and the Maple Grove traveling trophy for their school. The traveling trophy is displayed at the winning school for the balance of the school year and has the winner’s name, teacher’s name and school name engraved on it. The traveling trophy was first awarded back in 1976.
The 2013 Grand Prize Fire Prevention Poster Winner is Aaron Olsen from Rush Creek Elementary and his teacher is Mrs. Prin.
The grand prize poster is forwarded to the North Suburban Regional Mutual Aid Association competition and then to the MN State Fire Chiefs Association for a chance to win at the state level.
All winning entries are listed below:
• Ave Maria Academy — First place is Madeline Holewa, second place is Gabe Schmitz and third place is Lucas Priemueller.
• Basswood Elementary — First place is Emma Hoen, second place is Parker Koland and third place is Paige Iranian.
• Elm Creek Elementary — First place is Erin Judd, second place is David McGinley and third place is Kaden Sandberg.
• Fernbrook Elementary — First place is Chayton Fischer, second place is Bennett Glad and third place is Jordyn Stanoch.
• Heritage Christian Academy — First place is Gina Solberg, second place is Rachel Berscheid and third place is Cambria Whiteis.
• Oak View Elementary — First place is Crystal Barrera Alferez, second place is Tia Manthe and third place is Hanna Johnson.
• Rice Lake Elementary — First place is Mackenzie Gates, second place is Madeline Cerny and third place is Ellen Anderson.
• Rush Creek Elementary — Grand prize winner is Aaron Olsen, first place is Meghan Stoltzman, second place is Ashley Lynn House and third place is Devan Cagley.
Weaver Lake Elementary — First place is Paige Allen, second place is Katherine Brandt and third place is Saad Halim.
The Maple Grove Fire-Rescue Department congratulates each poster contest winner and thanks all of the fourth graders who participated in this years contest. Winning posters can be viewed at the city of Maple Grove website at: maplegrovemn.gov/departments/fire-rescue/fire-code-enforcement-and-investigation/public-education/poster-contest.