The Poison Prevention Week Council announced the winners of the 2017 National Poison Prevention Week poster contest and the 1st Place winner in the Middle Division (3rd to 5th grade) is Daisy Villatoro from Grand Island, Nebraska.
Daisy is a 5th grade student at Knickrehm Elementary and a student of Mrs. Diane Meyer. Mrs. Meyer has worked tirelessly with her students over the years on this poster contest. Her class has had several state contest winners and this is the second national win for one of her students. Daisy’s poster illustrated the message about how to “Bee Smart” and lock up household poisons from children.
National Poison Prevention Week, held the third week in March each year, is observed nationally to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. In honor of this awareness week, the Poison Prevention Week Council conducts a nationwide poster contest to educate the public about the dangers of poisonings and the importance of poisoning prevention. The winning poster in each division will be featured on the 2018 National Poison Prevention Week posters.
Posters were submitted from schools around the nation. Winners were selected based on creativity, design and poisoning prevention messages.
National Poison Prevention Week is March 18-24, 2018 and is a week nationally designated to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. For more information, please contact the Nebraska Regional Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222.