Fifth-grade teacher Tricia Deuman and her student teacher Molly Doray were the first-place winners of a statewide fire safety teacher essay contest.
Deuman received $1,500 for her classroom at Waupaca Middle School.
Dan Genglaw, president of the Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety, presented the check to Doray on Jan. 23.
Last semester, Doray was a student teacher in Deuman’s classroom.
A grant from the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Charities made the award possible.
The grant is part of the annual WAFS Newspapers in Education Fire Safety Program, which reached more than 2,000 Wisconsin schools with a 16-page first safety special section through a partnership with the “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.”
The Fire & Burn Prevention Teacher Essay Contest was open to fourth through seventh-grade teachers in the state.
There were seven essay winners in the statewide competition.
Doray and Deuman entered the essay contest last fall. Their essay described how they incorporated the fire safety section into their curriculum with educational activities, practice drills, local fire department presentations and fire safety materials.