Maine CDC Press Release
June 29, 2011
Maine CDC Announces Lyme Disease Poster Winners
AUGUSTA – The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention/Maine DHHS recently held its second annual poster contest in conjunction with Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Maine’s students were asked to use their artistic talents to create posters with the theme No Time 4 Lyme. Posters represented at least one of four ways to prevent Lyme disease:
- Wear protective clothing
- Use insect repellent
- Perform a daily tick check
- Use caution in tick infested areas
Schools were asked to hold local contests and send the top three posters per grade level into the state competition. All posters were displayed in the Maine CDC offices at 286 Water Street in Augusta and posters were voted on by Maine CDC employees.
"These posters are wonderful" said Dr. Stephen Sears, State Epidemiologist. "Not only are they colorful, creative and fun but they show that the students understand how Lyme disease can be prevented. There really is No Time for Lyme."
The winners who were recognized at their schools are:
Jacob Carroll, Gilford Butler School, South Thomaston (Grades K and 1) Chloe Lawrence, Weatherbee School, Hampden (Grades 2 and 3) Casey Pine, Owls Head Central School, Owls Head (Grades 4 and 5) Carrigan Eyrolles, Eric L Knowlton School, Berwick (Grades 6 through 8)
All K-8 schools were invited to participate and Maine CDC received more than 50 posters from 10 different schools. Winners received a Maine State Parks Family pass, as well as tick removal kits for their entire classroom.
For more information on Lyme disease, or to view the winning posters, go to: www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/ddc/epi/vector-borne/lyme/index.shtml.