Winners of the Redlands Kids Care poster contest promoting public safety measures during the corona virus pandemic were announced this week.
More than 100 local children entered the contest, which was co-sponsored by the city of Redlands, Redlands Chamber of Commerce, Citrograph Printing Inc. and the Rochford Foundation.
”It was great to see so many participate,” said Justin Bouzane, president of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce. “All the entries were really cute and creative.”
“Our students are awesome and their artwork is outstanding; it was really hard to decide,” said Patty Holohan, president of Redlands Unified school board and one of the judges. “They are all winners.”
The first place winner in the Littles (6 and younger) category is Keoni Takashima, age 5, of Sage Oak Charter School. First runner-up is Aaron Che, 5, of Loma Linda Academy, and second runner-up is Dominique Gomez, 6, of Judson & Brown Elementary.
Maren Andrews, 11, of Moore Middle School, is the first place winner in the Middles (seven– to-12-years) category. First runner-up is Molly Grothem, age 12, also of Moore Middle School, and second runner-up is Kaelie Millsom, age eight, of Crafton Elementary.
First place winner in the Teens (13-18 years) category is Natalie Davis, age 14, of Redlands High. First runner-up is Michelle Padiggilo of Citrus Valley High, and second runner-up is Maila Miguel, age 16, also of Citrus Valley High.
First-place winners in each category get books from Frugal Frigate, toys from Jacks Toys, a pizza dinner, movie tickets and a framed poster.