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CVE WINNERS - PEMA, along with their many sponsors, hosted a state-wide severe weather poster contest. The state poster contest winners were put on the ReadyPA Facebook and Twitter pages. Locally in Crawford County there were two winners from the same school. Two second graders at Conneaut Valley Elementary School in Conneautville, Katrina Cameron took 1st Place and Jacey Blood took 3rd Place; first place winners received $100 and third place $25.00. Also awarded were certificates. Presenting Certificates of Appreciation from the Crawford County Commissioners was, from left - Crawford County Department of Public Safety’s Deputy Director for EMA, Allen Clark, during a ceremony held in the gymnasium at the elementary school this past week. The poster theme this year was, “When thunder roars, go indoors.” A Certificate of Appreciation was also presented to Suzanne Weathers, CVE art teacher who had the entire second grade participate in this state-wide poster contest. PEMA is working with DCNR, PENNDOT, and PA Turnpike to have hundreds of the winning posters distributed to Pennsylvania State Parks, Forest Lands, Welcome Centers, and Rest Stops in April and May. The posters will be displayed in the summer, when outdoor activities and lightning are most prevalent, to remind people of the dangers of lightning. PEMA and related agencies are coordinators of emergency management services in the state and counties in the event of various emergencies from blizzards to hazards.