Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division announced the winners of the 2022 “Disaster Preparedness” Poster Art Contest.
The contest goal was for students to design the newest MLGW Power League Superhero, “Crisis Crusher.” The Superhero’s mission is to encourage students to learn about disaster preparedness and be conscious of the key steps to be taken before, during and after any disaster situation.
MLGW, in partnership with Memphis-Shelby County Schools and the Children’s Museum of Memphis, received 105 art submissions from schools within Shelby County, in four defined categories: Kindergarten-2nd Grades; 3rd - 5th Grades; 6th - 8th Grades; and 9th - 12th Grades. The winners are:
· Category K-2 winning student: Akshara Pravin Habbu, 2nd Grade, Bailey Station Elementary School; teacher: Rheanna Baker.
· Category 3-5 winning student: Reuben James Kragt Bakker, 5th Grade, Midtown Montessori School; teacher: Ethan Taylor.
· Category 6-8 winning student: Anson Yan, 8th Grade, White Station Middle School; teacher: Rebecca Reed.
· Category 9-12 winning student: Vibha Duraikkannan, 12th Grade, Collierville High School; teacher: Jennifer Burford.
Winners will be recognized at an upcoming MLGW Board of Commissioners meeting.
MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 440,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.