The winners of the annual Fire Safety Poster Contest competition, sponsored by the Newark Fire Department and the Newark Public Schools, were treated to a luncheon Wednesday at school district offices on Cedar Street.
The theme of this year’s contest was “Have Two Ways Out,” a reference to the importance of having more than one escape route in the event of a fire.
First-place winners were selected from most grade levels. They are:
Zamir Glover, first grade, Luis Munoz Marin school; Unique Whitley, second grade, Quitman Street; Nafyjiah Henderson, fourth grade, Luis Munoz Marin; Aliyah Fulton, fifth grade, Quitman; Natalie Fernandez, sixth grade, Hawkins Street; Milleni Amaral, seventh grade, Arts High School; Sakou Kroman, Arts; Lila Pan, tenth grade, Central High School; Shareef Green, eleventh grade, Central High; and Andre Lima, twelfth grade, East Side High.
Nyesha Swint, a East Side High twelfth-grader, won an honorable acknowledgement. In addition, Andre Lima was overall first place, Sakou Kroman overall second and Shareef Green overall third.