The state poster winners, whose entries will make up a calendar for 2003, got $100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third in each of five categories. The two PSA categories and one essay category each won $50 for first, $35 for second and $25 for third.
State Poster Winners
The poster winners in kindergarten to first grade are Candler Willis, Eagle's Landing Christian Academy, Henry County, first; Sydney Mixon, Northwest Laurens Elementary, Laurens County, second; and Beth Lokey, Lake Park Elementary, Lowndes County, third.
In the second and third grades, the winners are Lindsey Purvis, Heard-Mixon Elementary, Newton County, first; Elizabeth Finger, Northside Elementary, Coweta County, second; and Rachel Pickett, Heard Elementary, Chatham County, third.
The fourth- and fifth-grade winners are Angelica Montealegre, Tippens Elementary, Cherokee County, first; Shanice Gilbert, Burroughs-Molette Elementary, Glynn County, second; and Kaylah Dyal, Fourth District, Appling County, third.
The winners in the sixth through eighth grades are James Kraemer, Five Forks Middle, Gwinnett County, first place; Caitlin Downs, Oglethorpe County Middle, Oglethorpe County, second; and Tonya Ammons, Mt. Zion Middle, Carroll County, third.
The ninth- through 12th-grade winners are Kimberly Warren, Mt. Zion High, Carroll County, first; Shaffer Hardrick, Dooly County High, second; and Sheena Milian, Butler High, Richmond County, third.
PSA, Essay Winners
The PSA winners in kindergarten through sixth grade are Terry Johnson, Jackson Heights Elementary, Dougherty County, first; Justin Miller, Auburn Elementary, Barrow County, second; and Paul James, Jolly Elementary, DeKalb County, third.
In the seventh through 12th grades, the PSA winners are Carletta Gittens, Chamblee Charter High, DeKalb County, first; Chris Fuller, Chamblee Charter High, DeKalb County, second; and Brittany Burns, West Chatham Middle, Chatham County, third.
Essay contest winners are Melissa Waltsman, Lakeside High, first; Tracy Kay Ammons, Mt. Zion High, Carroll County, second; and Natalie Hilliard, Lakeside High, DeKalb County, third.
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