West Jefferson Hills third-grader wins national poster contest
Gill Hall third-grade student Caleb Nemchek has been named first place prize winner for the state of Pennsylvania in the National Children’s Dental Health Month poster contest. Caleb’s winning poster reminded everyone that you can fight cavities with a simple oral health routine including brushing twice a day and flossing daily. The theme for his poster, “Game Over for Cavities!” was inspired by a Pac-Man game, showing “Pac-Cav” being chased by the ghosts of flossing, brushing and dental visits. Caleb received a $500 check with his poster custom framed and presented to him at Gill Hall Elementary during a special assembly held in May. Winning posters were selected from nearly 125 entries submitted. The contest was open to third-grade students in Pennsylvania’s public, private and charter schools. More than 1,500 schools were contacted for participation. The poster contest event concludes the month-long National Children’s Dental Health Month in February.