Kudos: Natomas Student Wins "Fight The Bite" Art Contest

Winners Announced As Part
Of Mosquito Awareness Week

THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz

Natomas Pacific Pathways student Deanna Nguyen is one of three first-place winners of the 2012 annual “Fight the Bite” design-a-calendar-page contest for K-12 students, the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District announced today.

The annual contest if mean to help youngsters learn about mosquito prevention. Students are encouraged to use art and creatively design a page promoting the “Fight the Bite” theme to inspire mosquito prevention practices.

“The contest was very successful and we are very impressed by the quality of the artwork submitted,” said David Brown, district manager. “The children are skilled artists and their entries are very creative.”

Students were divided into three categories: K-3, 4-6 and 7-12 grades. Winning entries were selected based on creativity, originality and the ability to effectively communicate one or more of the district’s mosquito prevention guidelines.

Winners were determined by a panel of judges, will receive a cash prize and first place contest winners will record a radio commercial which will air throughout the summer. All winning contest entries will be used in the 2013 Fight the Bite calendar which will be distributed later this year.

Nguyen was awarded a $200 check Monday, April 23 at the NP3 campus.

“We’re happy to know they can use art to understand the important concept of reducing mosquitoes and diseases such as West Nile virus,” said Brown.


“Thank you to @RADIODISNEY @FOX40 @NatomasBuzz for making my day, I feel like I won the lottery <3.” -Deanna via Twitter


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