HARRISBURG, Pa., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Camryn Eveler, a third-grade student at Dallastown Elementary in York County, will receive a $500 prize for winning first-place in the Pennsylvania Dental Association's (PDA) 2012 National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM) statewide poster contest.
Camryn's poster will be reproduced as bookmarks, which will be distributed to all of Pennsylvania's public libraries. A PDA member dentist will present Camryn with her framed winning poster and bookmarks at an upcoming school awards assembly.
In addition, Dallastown Elementary and Camryn's teacher, Megan Fricker, will each receive a $250 check for participating in PDA's contest.
Her winning poster, "Rock Your Healthy Smile, America," depicts a young girl playing a toothbrush shaped guitar on a stage in front of an American Flag. Vibrantly colored and skillfully drawn, Camryn demonstrated that she truly understands the importance of good oral health.
"Attack the Plaque: Be a Super Brusher," was the theme of second-place winner Graci Ehresman's poster. Graci, a third-grade student at Calvary Christian Academy in Huntingdon County, drew a superhero tooth attaching a slimy green plaque monster. Graci will receive a $250 prize.
Third-place winner, Megan DelPierre chose "You Don't Have to Look in the Ocean to Find Your Pearly Whites," as the theme for her poster. She drew a colorful ocean scene with a pearly white tooth inside a clamshell. Megan, a third-grader at Linglestown Elementary in Dauphin County, will receive a $100 prize.
The following students were among the Top 10 entries and will receive an Honorable Mention:
- Jillian Shay, age 9, Canton Elementary, Canton
- Sean Malencia, age 8, Evangel Heights Christian Academy, Butler
- Meredith Smith, age 9, Swiftwater Elementary Center, Swiftwater
- Aidan Sebastian, age 9, Tenth Street Elementary, Oakmont
- John "Jack" Riley, age 9, Linglestown Elementary, Harrisburg
- William Fox, age 8, The Wyndcroft School, Pottstown
- Shelby Jurasits, age 8, Swiftwater Elementary Center, Swiftwater
The winning posters were selected from more than 60 well designed and creative regional finalist posters submitted to the PDA Central Office for final judging. The contest was open to third-grade students in any Pennsylvania public, private or charter school. It is estimated that 20,000 third-grade students across Pennsylvania participated in this year's poster contest.
Visit PDA's website at www.padental.org to learn more about NCDHM and other dental health topics.
About the Pennsylvania Dental Association
Founded in 1868, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) is comprised of approximately 6,000 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.
SOURCE Pennsylvania Dental Association