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2 local students’ entries recognized

COLUMBUS — Two local elementary school students recently were named regional winners in the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness’ annual poster contest.


Poster by Cole Lenhart


Poster by Zane Tevis

Bellefontaine City Schools students Zane Tevis and Cole Lenhart were chosen as part of a group of 47 students from 25 Ohio counties.

Zane was a first-grader at Southeastern Elementary during the 2012-13 school year, while Cole was a third-grader at the same school last year.

Their posters depict safety tips for a tornado warning.

As regional winners, every student artist received a certificate from the National Weather Service and sling backpacks full of prizes from the offices and their partners that make up the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness.

Nina Wolf, a sixth-grader from Summit County, was recognized at the Ohio State Fair as the overall state winner in a statewide poster contest. Nina’s colorful poster on heat waves illustrates safety tips for extreme heat. Her poster states, “Heat Waves are NOT for riding.”

Since 1978, the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness has conducted its annual poster contest. Since its inception, students have designed informative posters on severe weather safety and preparedness. The efforts of these students have helped the committee meet its overall goal — to educate Ohioans about the actions they can take to protect themselves and others before, during and after severe weather occurs.

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