The CCSPCA celebrated “Be Kind to Animals Week” on May 10th by hosting an award ceremony for our 2014 Essay/Bookmark Contest winners. We appreciate all the entries submitted and want to thank all the participating teachers who have worked with us in order to provide a humane perspective to their students.
In preparation of the upcoming ASPCA Rachael Ray 100K Challenge and our efforts to reunite more lost pets with their owners than ever before, our annual Essay/Bookmark Contest featured the important life saving topic of microchips.
Our essay theme was “How do microchips help lost pets reunite with their owners?” and was open to 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students. The winners are the following students:
- 1st Place: Alexis Coates, 7th grade, Mrs. Faust, Abraham Lincoln Middle School – Selma
- 2nd Place: Rayne Shepard, 8th grade, Ms. Madron, Sutter Middle School – Fowler
- 3rd Place: Luis Cortez, 8th grade, Ms. Madron, Sutter Middle School – Fowler
Our bookmark theme was “Microchips help lost pets and their owners reunite” and was open to all elementary students. The winners are the following students:
- 1st Place: Savana Rodriguez, 4th grade, Ms. Nunez, Jackson Elementary – Selma
- 2nd Place: Maddison German, 4th grade, Ms. Garcia, Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Clovis
- 3rd Place: Jack Repucci, 5th grade, Mr. Elia, Nelson Elementary – Fresno
We look forward to a continued partnership with our Central Valley Unified School Districts, because together we can make a difference for our animal friends through educational outreach.
We received 369 entries, 75 essays and 294 bookmarks, and a total of 38 schools and 69 teachers participated in our contest.
The Essay/Bookmark contest helped plant a fruitful seed of compassion and expanded the students’ animal knowledge. We look forward to next year’s contest. For more information about CCSPCA Educational Programs please contact Humane Educator Thalia Arenas at (559) 233-0115.
“Thank You” to all the participating schools!
Abraham Lincoln Middle School
Alta Sierra Middle School
Central High School
Clovis High School
Eric White Elementary
Fort Washington Elementary
Glacier Point Middle School
Jane Addams Elementary
Kerman Middle School
Mendota High School
Mickey Cox Elementary
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School
Red Bank Elementary
Rio Vista Middle School
Scandinavian Middle School
Sierra Vista Elementary
Sunnyside High School
Sutter Middle School