HARRISBURG (Dec. 13, 2016) Sen.-elect Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) invites elementary and high school students to take part in a poster and video contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA).
The poster contest is open to students in grades one through six. Students are asked to create a poster illustrating the message, “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors.”
The winning poster will be placed in state parks.
The deadline to enter the poster contest is March 7, 2017.
The video contest is for students in grades seven through twelve. Students can create an original 25-second video on flood safety using the message, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”
“Most cars can float in as little as 12 inches of rushing water,” Sen.-elect Langerholc said. “Two feet of rushing water has the power to carry off pick-up trucks, SUVs and most other heavy vehicles, yet many drivers still attempt to drive through deep puddles during severe storms and flash flooding.”
The winning video will be aired on TV stations across the state in March 2017. The winner will also receive cash prizes of up to $1,000.
“Through contests such as PEMA’s, we hope to educate and involve students in weather safety awareness and risk prevention at a young age.”
For more information on the contests, Sen.-elect Langerholc encouraged parents, teachers and students to visit www.pema.pa.gov/planningandpreparedness/readypa/Pages/Contests
CONTACT: Diane McNaughton