Congrats to the Winners!
Respect for Law Enforcement Poster Contest
Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 ‘Respect for Law’ poster contest. The contest was open to elementary school-age children (K-8) who attend Erie elementary schools.
Winners received an ice cream party for their entire class with guests from the Erie Police Department. Their art will be featured in the 2022 Police Annual Report (coming in March 2023)!
Congratulations on achieving 2nd place!
Scarlett from Mrs. Zehnder’s first-grade class at Aspen Ridge Elementary. Scarlett wrote, “Not littering helps plants and animals. Animals can die from eating litter. Not littering keeps the land and water clean. Please do not litter.”
Congratulations on achieving 1st place!
Anora from Mrs. Travis’ fifth-grade class at Erie Elementary. Anora wrote a complete story (see image), and concluded, “Stopping at stop signs may seem simple, but not respecting them can be very dangerous.”
The contest was created by the Optimist Club of Erie to involve youth in understanding and respecting laws, and to promote good citizenship. Submissions included a written statement describing a law and why it is important. Past entries have focused on seatbelt usage, littering, wearing a helmet, leashing dogs, etc. Entries are collected each year in late April.