The Watonwan County Local Mental Health Advisory Council (LAC) recently announced the 2013 children’s mental health poster winners.
The grand prize winner was fifth grader Ema Stade of Butterfield-Odin School.
First prize winners were Alma Rodriguez, Alejandra Acevedo-Trujillo and Aracely Anaya of Butterfield-Odin as well as Teresa Tobas and Chantel Henderson of St. James.
Second prize winners were John McMenimen, Vanessa Rodriguez and Haley Arreola of Butterfield-Odin as well as Mya Hanson and Jouana Rodriguez of St. James.
A group of local people interested in the subject of children’s mental health judged the posters and selected the winners of the contest.
This was the thirteenth consecutive year LAC promoted the children’s mental health poster contest for students the fourth, fifth and sixth grades.
Children’s mental health issues seem to be increasing and becoming more complex. The poster contest was a way for children to become aware of children’s mental health issues.
The poster contest offered a simple, positive way to address some of the complicated issues around children’s mental health.