Alexander Pierpont, a seventh-grade student at Oceanside Middle School, is a winner in the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2022 Lyme Disease Awareness Month poster contest. Maine CDC holds the contest each year for Maine students in kindergarten to eighth grade.

Students designed posters on the theme “Tick Wise.” Each poster illustrated at least one tick prevention tip: know tick habitat and use caution in areas where ticks may live; use an EPA-approved repellent; wear protective clothing; perform tick checks daily and after any outdoor activity.

Winners received a Maine State Parks family day pass and tick removal kits for all their classmates. Visit Maine CDC’s website maine.gov/lyme to view the winning posters.