Kentucky Emergency Management
KYEM UNVEILS 2011 KENTUCKY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EARTHQUAKE AWARENESS POSTER
FRANKFORT, KY. (April 25, 2011) - The Kentucky Division of Emergency
Management (KYEM) will honor the 2011 Earthquake Awareness Poster Contest
winner on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School
located in Henderson, Ky.
In 2009, KYEM and the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) worked
together with two Kentucky elementary school teachers to develop a KYEM
Earthquake Awareness Educational Program and Earthquake Instructional Unit
for third through fifth grades. This five-hour educational awareness unit is
designed to educate both children and adults in Kentucky communities and is
available for download on the KYEM Earthquake Program website at
This unit is taught each year during Earthquake Awareness Month in February.
As a part of the unit, students across Kentucky were given the opportunity to
create a classroom poster promoting earthquake awareness and submit their
posters for competition. A statewide poster winner will be selected again
from each grade level and winning posters will be used to promote Earthquake
In addition, The Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School will participate in the
Great Central US ShakeOut! on April 28, at 10:15 (CDT). To date, more than
330,383 Kentuckians have signed up to participate and practice "Drop! Cover!
Hold On!" in this annual event and over 2.8 million overall have registered.
To sign up and learn more about the Great American ShakeOut visit