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Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
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Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) –For the second year in a row, West Town Elementary had two students place in the Ready Georgia Kids Contest. Fifth-graders in Georgia wrote essays about how important it is to be prepared for a natural disaster.
Kanija Williams won honorable mention out of 400 students. Ready Georgia teaches to prepare, plan, and stay informed.
This contest was one way of getting that message across to kids. Kanija Williams is really creative. "I like writing a lot."
Williams likes to write mysteries. But in order to enter the contest, homework was involved. "I went to the library and did some research. I also went on the internet and searched information on tornadoes and hurricanes," she said.
"Kanija Williams received an honorable mention, actually, this is the second time this school has won. Last year the student took first place," said EMA Deputy Director Jim Vaught.
Her teacher Gloria Mosley was not surprised. "I wasn't surprised when she won. All of our fifth graders participated. Last year, we won and we won again this year," said Teacher Gloria Mosley.
The information she learned is invaluable. "Have an escape plan and be informed about it. The first step is to know the location that you and your family will take," said Williams.
"She's a very intelligent young lady, she's a hard worker. She's also a great writer. We try to incorporate a lot of writing in our classes," said Mosley.
In her essay, she also mentions knowing how to interpret severe weather alerts. "Severe weather can happen always listen for weather signs and distinguish between the two," said Williams.
A plan to succeed is not planning to fail. "Me and my family have a plan that we practice so we are ready when an emergency arrives," said Williams.
Whenever an emergency strikes be prepared. A Ready Georgia survey shows that 79 percent of people are not fully prepared for a large scale emergency.