Kate Sullivan, a student at George Washington Carver Elementary School, recently took third place in the essay division of the 2012 Ready Georgia art, essay and video contest.
For the fourth consecutive year, Ready Georgia — the emergency-preparedness campaign from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security — asked Georgia students to participate in the contest. During the course of six weeks in September and October, nearly 200 third-, fourth- and fifth-graders focused on the theme “Georgia Kids are Super Ready” and illustrated how they can help their families during emergencies. In addition, they explained the importance of learning about emergency preparedness and provided ways that their peers can help teach others how to get ready at home and school.
Place winners won prizes ranging from admission passes to Zoo Atlanta and LEGOLAND to gift shop items from Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta and emergency supply kits from Ready Georgia corporate sponsor, The Home Depot.