Students recognized by the New Haven Fire Department


 

(Pictured L to R: Principal Ramona Gatison, Marquis Avery Jr., Ny’aire Johnson, Teonni Jenkins, Kyle Lewis and Parent Educator Rosa Cates)

 
Lincoln Bassett School Principal Ramona Gatison is proud to announce four of her students were recognized by the New Haven Fire Department for their successful artwork. The award winning art presented the students’ knowledge of safety ideas and lessons on fire prevention in the Fire Prevention Poster Contest.
 
4th grade student Marquise Avery Jr., under the guidance of art teacher Michael Pavano, submitted the winning first place entry educating people on the fire hazard of not keeping their dryer vents clean. Accounting for an estimated 12,700 fires, 300 injuries and 15 fatalities a year, on average, according to recent statistics from the US Fire Administration’s National Fire Data Center it is very important to keep dryer vents clean. Mr. Avery will now compete in the state competition for an opportunity to win a $1,000.00 savings bond.
 
Teonni Jenkins’ work earned her a 3rd Place finish, while Ny’aire Johnson and Kyle Lewis both earned honorable mentions.
 
New Haven, CT has a population of approx. 130,000 people, with 31 elementary schools, so to have four students from Lincoln Bassett earn top honors is quite an accomplishment. Principal Gatison firmly believes that this is further proof that her motto “Education without excuse, let it begin from within” holds true as she continues to instill ethics of hard work, pride, and perseverance into all of her students.
 
Marquis Avery looks forward to becoming an artist when he gets older and thanks the New Haven Fire Department for the opportunity to showcase his work.

(Pictured L to R: Principal Ramona Gatison, Marquis Avery Jr., Ny’aire Johnson, Teonni Jenkins, Kyle Lewis and Parent Educator Rosa Cates)