Three Students Win Lyme Disease Awareness Poster Contest

Catherine Pegram


Three students are being recognized for their work in a poster contest to spread awareness about Lyme disease in Maine.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention holds the contest each year.

This year students asked to use the theme “Tick Tock” and highlight quick recognition and removal of ticks.

Grace VanBuskirk, a third grader at Owls Head Central School, was chosen as a winner.

One of her school mates, Katherine Freeman, also created a winning poster.

She’s a fifth grader at Owls Head Central School.

And Kailee Cox, a homeschooler in the 6th grade, submitted one of the top posters, too.

Each winner received a Maine State Parks Family Day Pass and tick removal kits for themselves and their classmates.


By Grace VanBuskirk                     By Katherine Freeman                      By Kailee Cox