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GRL Army Corp. of Engineers visits ACES 5th grade Students

By Alice Curry, Technology Teacher & STC
Adair County Elementary School

Andrea Davis and Cole Upton, Park Rangers with the Green River Lake Army Corp. of Engineers visited with Adair County Elementary School 5th grade students on Monday, April 18, 2022, to demonstrate and teach students about the different types of life jackets.

They also gave all 5th graders an opportunity to compete in a poster contest. The theme of the poster contest is "No Matter the Season, Water Safety is Important." Posters are due April 29, 2022, and the first place winner's poster will be on display this summer at the Green River Lake Army Corp. of Engineers Visitor Center. Second, third, and fourth place posters will be on display at other Green River Lake Campgrounds. Other prizes will be given to all winners.

More information about the poster contest:
GRL Park Rangers announce water safety poster contest

This story was posted on 2022-04-18 11:44:36
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Park Rangers demonstrate different types of life jackets

2022-04-18 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Alice Curry.
Green River Lake Army Corp. of Engineers Park Rangers Cole Upton and Andrea Davis gave ACES students demonstrations of the various types of life jackets when they visited the school this morning, Monday, April 18, 2022.

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Kassidy Judd helps Park Rangers

2022-04-19 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Rachel Waggener.
ACES fifth grader Kassidy Judd helped the Park Rangers demonstrate proper safety gear at Monday's water safety meeting.

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This life vest is just too small to hold up Ranger Cole

2022-04-19 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,

Cole Upton, Park Ranger with the Green River Lake Army Corp. of Engineers, demonstrated how fifth graders could begin to know how to pick the proper size of their life vests when on the water.

Ranger Andrea Davis spoke about the pros and cons of each size as he modeled different vests. The goal is to pick the best fit so it holds you up in the water in an emergency.

What do you think, kids, this one's too small, right?

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