Crimestoppers Poster Contest Winners

   The Seventh Judicial District announced the winners of the annual Crimestoppers poster contest at the May 10 meeting of the St. Johns County School Board.
Elementary winners were First Place-Sydney Felmet, Mill Creek Elementary School, fourth grade; Second Place-Peyton Pitcher, Hartley Elementary School (HES), fourth grade; and Third Place-Christina Derrick, HES, fifth grade.
Murray Middle School eighth graders swept the awards at the middle school level for the second year in a row, with Sophia Baldwin taking first place, Melanie Walter taking second place, and Scott Haupt taking third place.
All of the high school winners were juniors from St. Augustine High School and included First Place, Cheyenne Nix; Second Place, Olivia Hodapp; and Third Place, Amber Cox.
The annual contest is co-sponsored by the Seventh Judicial District, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Johns County School District. This year’s theme was “Make Your School, Your World, a Better Place.” Students created artwork that stressed a shared responsibility for student safety and conduct.
State Attorney R. J. Larizza, St. Johns County School District Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner and School Board members presented the awards. Besides ribbons and award certificates, each of the first place winners received $100, second place winners $50, and third place winners $25.
The Executive Director of Crimestoppers of Northeast Florida is Shira Johnson. St. Johns County Coordinators were Ashley Vece, Victims’ Advocate for the Seventh Judicial District, and Tommy Bledsoe, school district Arts Program Specialist.