The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) presented two high school student artists and their schools with a Community Partnership Award. This award is presented to individuals or groups in Rhode Island whose contributions are exceptional and support the mission of HEALTH.
HEALTH’s Immunization Program sponsored its first National Immunization Week poster art contest earlier this year. Students were asked to submit artwork depicting the importance of children or young adults getting vaccinated. The winning artwork was printed on posters and brochures that are being distributed to health centers, pediatricians, and family practitioners.
Corinne Clapper is a sophomore at the East Bay Met School in Newport and Jade Shriver is a sophomore at Beacon Charter High School in Woonsocket. School Nurse Teacher Lisa Shwartz is accepting the award for East Bay Met School. Principal Dr. Robert Pilkington and Artistic Director Patricia Hawkridge are accepting the award for Beacon Charter School.