April 22, 2020
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PDA Announces Winners of Annual Statewide Third-Grade Student Poster
HARRISBURG – Third-grader
Rowen Lewis of Mountain View Elementary School in Harrisburg, Dauphin County
will receive a $500 prize for winning first place in the Pennsylvania Dental
Association’s (PDA) 2020 National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM)
statewide poster contest.
prize-winning entry shows a large, lively tooth along with floss, a toothbrush
and toothpaste, dancing and singing “Brush and Floss Daily”. Rowen will be presented
with his framed winning poster and $500 prize at a future date. Both Mountain
View Elementary School and Rowen’s teacher, Mrs. Nicole Welch, will also
receive prizes of $250 each for being part of first place in PDA’s contest.
Our second place
winner is eight-year old Chloe Karasek from J. M. Hill Elementary in Monroe County.
Chloe created a super
hero themed piece with “Super Tooth”, and shows that when you “Brush, brush
twice a day, then your teeth will say hooray!” Chloe will receive a $250 prize
and a certificate of recognition.
in water…Get it from the tap.” says Ian Costanzo, a third grader from Salem Elementary
in Berwick, who received third place recognition. In Ian’s artwork, he drew a young
boy getting a drink from the water faucet. Ian will receive a $100 prize and a
certificate of recognition.
posters were selected from more than 100 clever, well-designed entries submitted
to the PDA Central Office for judging. The contest was open to third-grade
students in any Pennsylvania public, private or charter school. More than 1,300
schools were contacted for participation.
Visit PDA’s website at www.padental.org to learn more about NCDHM and other dental health
About the Pennsylvania Dental Association
Founded in 1868,
the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) is comprised of approximately 5,200
member dentists. It is a constituency of the American Dental Association (ADA),
the largest and oldest national dental society in the world. PDA’s mission is
to improve the public health, promote the art and science of dentistry and
represent the interests of its member dentists and their patients. PDA is the
voice of dentistry in Pennsylvania. For more information on PDA, visit our
website at www.padental.org.