Poster contest winners announced |

Poster contest winners announced

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Dan Thrift/Tahoe Daily TribuneWinners of the child abuse prevention poster contest sponsored by the South Lake Tahoe Women's Center displaying their posters are, from left, front row, Jessica Gonzalez, Riddhi Savdharia and Christian Stauffacher. In back are Karla Aguila, Women's Center; Nancy Muller, teacher; and Amy Stacy, Women's Center.

Local elementary students recently utilized their creativity and knowledge of personal safety by participating in a child abuse prevention poster contest. Participants created posters illustrating fundamental rules such as “say no, get away and tell someone” when approached by a stranger. The poster contest was sponsored by South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Jessica Gonzalez, 8, received first place for her poster depicting various tricks strangers may play on children and important rules for safety. Second and third place went to classmates, Riddhi Savdharia, 9, and Christian Stauffacher, 8, respectively.

The three winners are in Nancy Muller’s third-grade class at Tahoe Valley Elementary. They were recognized and awarded prizes during a school assembly. The winning posters will be displayed at the public library throughout April. All entries were creative and informative.

Children can be compelling advocates for child abuse prevention when provided appropriate education. The poster contest was an opportunity for students to review information they learned last November during a child abuse prevention presentation by the South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center. The Women’s Center has been providing child abuse prevention at locals schools for 17 years.

For more information or to receive a child abuse prevention presentation for students or staff contact the Women’s Center at (530) 544-2118.