AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the winners of its annual Lyme Disease Awareness Month poster contest, held for Maine students in kindergarten through grade 8.

Maine CDC holds the contest every May to demonstrate the importance of tickborne disease prevention and awareness.

This year’s winners are:

• Evelyn Hibbard, grade 1, Suzanne Smith Elementary School, Levant;

• Lulu Willauer, grade 3, Stratton Elementary School;

• Alexia Indermuehle, grade 5, Andover Elementary School; and

• Aiden Zagelder, grade 8, Hichborn Middle School, Howland.

Congratulations to all the winners, as well as honorable mention awardee Avery Cook, grade 4, Spruce Mountain Primary School, Livermore.

Students designed posters on the theme “Stop. Check. Prevent.” Each poster illustrated at least one specific preventive method, such as: use of an EPA-approved repellent, wearing protective clothing, performing daily tick checks, or using caution in tick-infested areas.

Maine CDC selected a winner from each of four age groups: Grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6-8. Each winner received a Maine State Parks family day pass, a certificate, and tick removal kits for every student in their classroom.

Maine CDC recognizes all participants for their contributions to Lyme Disease Awareness Month. With the help of the poster contest participants as well as other Lyme Disease Awareness Month partners, Maine CDC continues to raise awareness of tickborne diseases.

To view the winning posters and past poster submissions, and for more information on Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases, visit

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