The Nevada Department of Public Safety, State Fire Marshal Division selected the winners this year based on the National Fire Protection Association theme of "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety."
The winners are:
• Ragan Beach, fifth grade, Fremont Elementary School
• Cage Kordonowy, fifth grade, Fremont Elementary School
• Sophie Rodriguez-Ramirez, fifth grade, Seeliger Elementary School
The winning artwork will be featured on billboards around the state. Fire prevention week will be observed Oct. 3 to 9. State Fire Marshal Mike Dzyak and Sparky the Fire Dog made special visits to schools Wednesday to present the awards.
"We'd like to thank the Department of Education, students, educators and parents for their involvement," Dzyak said in a news release. "These types of contests help educate our students, who can then share lifesaving fire safety information with their families. By working together, we can all keep Nevada fire safe."
Winners of the contest are usually selected from four school grade categories: elementary levels first through fourth grades; elementary levels fifth and sixth grades; middle school and high school. This year, with the challenges of COVID-19, the State Fire Marshal was pleased to receive submissions from one grade category, and winners were selected from this group.
Yocelynn Hernandez, fifth grade, Silver Stage Middle School in Silver Springs, also was recognized as a winner.