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In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Bullying Prevention Month (October), Schuylkill Women in Crisis partnered with local schools to raise awareness about violence in our community. The theme for the art contest was “Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence/Bullying,” as a way to acknowledge that violence is a community problem requiring a community solution. Approximately 1500 students throughout Schuylkill County participated in this year’s competition.

This year’s art competition winners are:

Pre-K and Kindergarten:

1st place: Lilly Salvadore, Kindergartener at Mahanoy Area Elementary

2nd place: Morgan Scheer, Kindergartener at Pine Grove Area Elementary

3rd place: Logan Himic, Kindergartener at Blue Mt. Elementary West

First – Fourth Grade:

1st place: Olivia Tassone, Fourth Grader at John S. Clark Pottsville

2nd place: Jack Potts, Fourth Grader at Schuylkill Haven Elementary

3rd place (Tie): Brady Burns, Third Grader at Trinity Academy

3rd place (Tie): Karolina Paterak, Third Grader at John S. Clark Pottsville

Fifth – Eighth Grade:

1st place: Stella Nye, Sixth Grader at Hegins Hubley Elementary

2nd place: Raven Eckert, Minersville Elementary

3rd place: Camille Quirin-Morris, St. Nicholas School