In February 2012 the West Virginia Human Rights Commission announced it's first ever Fair Housing Poster Contest. The information about this contest was disseminated to as many public and private middle schools as the Commission could find addresses for throughout the state, as well as the county school boards and administrative agencies.
While only one middle school responded by the postmark deadline, three schools in all submitted posters illustrating the theme "Live Free from Discrimination". The winners came from Saints Peter and Paul Middle School in Oak Hill, West Virginia.
Pictured: (Back, L-R) Scott Vargo, Principal; Esther Hupp, HRC Housing Investigator; Josh Brown, HRC Housing Investigator; Rhoda Perez, HRC Housing Administrative Assistant; Marshall P. Moss, HRC Housing Investigator (Front, L-R) Cameron Heeter, Second Place Winner; Andrew Ash, Honorable Mention; Trey Hart, Third Place Winner Not pictured: First Place Winner Teagan Blankenship
Winner of $100 and $100 for the school was...
Age: 13, Grade: 7
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School
See the other entries from winning school Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School.
See entries from Braxton County and Capon Bridge Middle Schools.
The Commission would like to thank each and every student who submitted a poster for our contest. We hope to continue the program next year and hope that even more students get a chance to participate!
Look for more information on this website and in your school administrator's mailbox around January/February of 2013!