Algoma Middle Schooler is State Winner in Poster Contest

Karina Naze, a 7th grade student at Algoma Middle School, had her art work selected as Wisconsin’s State winner for the National SunWise with SHADE 2013 Poster Contest.

Each year the SHADE foundation of America partners up with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SunWise Program to educate youth about skin cancer through classroom activities. K-8 students are invited to submit creative posters illustrating ways to prevent skin cancer and raise sun safety awareness. Last year, more than 12,000 entries were submitted nationwide. Penny Lemberger, the Middle School Science Teacher at Algoma, submitted the Algoma students’ entries this year.

As a state winner, Karina has won a digital camera and now is competing at the national level. The national contest winner – which is based on an online vote count – earns a family trip to Disney World, while the winning school will receive a Shade ‘N Net playground shade structure up to a value of $12,000.

You can help Karina and the Algoma School District win by voting online.

Go to: dcdonline.org/Vote/SHADE/1062/UnlockBallot

Unlock code: shade

School code: vote13

Voting is open through May 7.

Karina’s poster will be on display this summer at the National Children’s Museum in Washington, D.C.

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