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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Shawnee student wins third place in statewide art contest

  • Kervin Lozano, 8, of Dale Elementary, recently won third place in the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board's (OERB) annual “Well Site Safety Day” coloring contest for the second grade division.
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  • Kervin Lozano, 8, of Dale Elementary, recently won third place in the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board's (OERB) annual "Well Site Safety Day" coloring contest for the second grade division.
    Lozano has always enjoyed art and said his older brother is who taught him to color. Although he enjoys art, Lozano said his favorite subject in school is math and he wants to be a police officer when he grows up.
    "I like to draw and color," he said. "My older brother is a great colorer and drawer. We colored together growing up. We still color and draw together."
    The winning students in grades K-6 will have the opportunity to share their artwork with state legislators. The winners were chosen from a total of 3,255 entries, which required students to illustrate the dangers of playing around well sites by using OERB's message of "Well Sites are DUH-DUH-Dangerous" from their campaign. Student K-2nd grade participated in OERB's Well Site Safety Coloring Contest and students 3-6th grade participated in the Well Site Safety Poster Contest. Lozano advises kids to never play around a well site.
    "They are dangerous and can hurt or even kill you," he said.
    Well Site Safety Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol will be held on Tuesday, April 23, where the day will begin with the award ceremony in the Blue Room at 10 a.m. The student winners will have a chance to meet legislators, show their winning art and learn more about well site safety while at the ceremony. Lozano said he felt happy and excited when he found out he had placed third in the second grade division.
    "I am excited about receiving the award," he said.
    After the award ceremony, all attendees are invited to Legacy Hall in the OERB Building for lunch and games. Student and families from 17 cities across the state will attend the event.

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