Barton Graded School fourth-grader Sydney Lapierre is the Vermont state winner of the annual "SunWise with Shade" poster contest. SunWise is an EPA program "that radiates good ideas" about sun safety and skin cancer prevention.
The community is urged to vote for Sydney's poster to win the national prize, which includes a new shade-structure for the school playground. Voting will continue until May 8 and is open to all children and adults. Go online to https://dcdonline.org/Vote/SHADE/1237 and use the code vote14.