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Electrical & Fire Safety Student Contest Winners

GRAND Magazine Salutes the

2013 Electrical & Fire Safety Student Contest Winners




Timothy P. Colbert, a fifth-grade student of PalenciaElementary School in St. Augustine, Florida, is the 2013 National Grand Prize Winner of the Electrical Fire and Safety student contest, sponsored by Electrical Safety Foundation International (EFSI), as featured in the May/June issue of GRAND. Tim will enjoy his grand prize — an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. — accompanied by his mother, Julie, and older brother, William.

Tim’s winning entry on how to promote electrical and fire safety at home and in the community was to produce a musical video with lyrics he wrote set to a popular Pointer Sisters sound track. Tim suggested showing his message-driven video in classrooms at schools throughout the country, as a pubic service announcement on TV and at movie theaters prior to featured films, and on YouTube.

Included in Tim’s entry were the lyrics to his electrical and fire safety musical video. He went on to stress that the music video would have to be entertaining in order to capture everyone’s attention, especially kids and grandparents. Tim even offered to produce the video in his own living room with his father’s iPhone video camera!


ESFI winner Tim Colbert with mother Julie and grandparents Margo & Gerry Colbert


Semi-Finalist Winners

GRAND Magazine also extends our congratulatons to the semi-finalist winners of the 2013 ESFI Safety Contests. The following classrooms received Walden Media DVD/BOOK sets for their winning entries.


School: Muraco Elementary School, Winchester, MA

Teacher: Brenda Turney, 5th grade

Students: Nicole Hu, Mia Jurkuns, Sam Pointon, Dasha Smolina


School: Shoal Creek Elementary   School, Kansas City, MO

Teacher: Mrs. Caywood, 5th grade

Students: Charlie Ballard, Jillian Fleming, Bracie Hayakawa, Ryan Johnston, Haley Jungmann, Hannah Leonard, Ryan Mata, Grace McIntosh, Ben Millus, Spencer Montag, Vincent Restivo, Elizabeth Simcoe, Drake Vogelbaugh, Jaden Webber

School: Licking Heights South, Pataskala, OH

Teacher: Chris Sommer Kamp, 4th grade

Student: Kyrie Thomas


School: Eastern Lebanon County Intermediate School, Myerstown, PA

Teacher: Shirley Ericson, 3rd grade

Student: Connor Kramer


School: Rizzuto Elementary School, LaPorte, TX

Teacher: Christine Delong, 4th grade

Student: Oscar Lopez


School: Pleasant Green Elementary School, Salt Lake City, UT

Teacher: Kelly Price, 4th grade

Student: Ryan Cutler


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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