'Digital Citizenship, Kindness, and Compassion in the Time of Covid’ Poster Contest

The 2020-2021 school year forced students, teachers, and administrators to change the way they operate. Students learned how to check e-mail, and access lessons on learning management systems. Teachers and administrators learned how to conduct class and meetings virtually. We all started using technology more and with this came the need for lessons on Digital Citizenship.

In May, the Okaloosa County School District announced their inaugural ‘Digital Citizenship, Kindness, and Compassion in the Time of Covid’ Poster Contest for students in grades K-12. Participants were asked to create a poster that represented the theme and submit it by June 9th. We are proud to announce the winners of the 2021 contest and present their posters!

Secondary Winner – Anna Fuller, 6th Grade Student at Okaloosa STEMM Academy

Secondary Winner – Anna Fuller, 6th Grade Student at Okaloosa STEMM Academy

Anna says she was inspired by cyberbullying in the news and thinks “technology should not be abused like that. I think especially in the COVID year with technology being our only way to communicate, cyberbullying has become more common, and it is something that should stop.”

Anna’s art teacher is Jamie Parker, and the title of her poster is Kinder Clicks Please.

Elementary Winner - Elieana Crites, a 4th Grade Student at Eglin Elementary School

Elementary Winner - Elieana Crites, a 4th Grade Student at Eglin Elementary School

Elieana says that “school this year was a little weird but fun! Pajamas, family computers; it is unlike any year I will ever have again, and I made the most of it.”

Elieana’s art teacher is Mrs. Linder, and the title of her poster is One Amazing Year!