The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency sponsored a NE Severe Weather Awareness/Preparedness Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest for middle school students. The purpose of the contest was to promote weather preparedness, storm readiness, tornado safety, fire safety or other emergency topics. Students needed to produce a PSA that was 30 seconds to 1 minute in length. The winning class would receive $250.
Mrs. Friedrich of Wausa Schools shared the contest information with the Computer Applications students who quickly decided to participate. Students included Taylor Alexander, Teyah Anderson, Alexa Cunningham, Joe Johnson, Alexis Munter, Kilee Thorell, Blair Wakeley and Josh Wattier. They decided to promote awareness for Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
Wausa ws announced as the winning school in December. Nic Kemnitz, Northeast NAEM Rep. and Laura Hintz, Knox County Emergency Management Director, traveled to Wausa to give the $250 award to the students. If you would like to watch the video, please go to www. naem.us. The video will be posted in the near future. The video can also be found on the school's office website - wausaschools.org.