Kid Governor Makhi’s “Protecting Our Pets” Poster Contest!

The Poster Contest is now closed. Read on to learn more about the contest, the winner, and the finalists!

To achieve the second point of his Protecting Our Pets platform, Kid Governor Makhi Ettienne-Modeste and The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House are partnered with the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Children and Families on a statewide poster contest!

Makhi invited 5th graders to submit artwork that answered the question:

How can kids show kindness towards pets and companion animals at home or in shelters?

After much discussion, Kid Governor Makhi, his Cabinet, and partners from the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Children and Families selected Danielle Chrostowski from Greenwich Catholic School in Greenwich as the contest winner!

“I love that her poster is very colorful and that the paw prints show the kindness we can show towards animals. It’s really cute and the poster stood out from the others.” – Kid Governor Makhi

Watch Kid Governor Makhi announce the winner of his “Protecting Our Pets” Poster Contest at a press conference at the Connecticut Humane Society. Standing beside him are U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General William Tong, Commissioner of Agriculture Bryan Hurlburt, Bureau Chief at the Department of Children and Families Ken Mysogland, and Connecticut Humane Society Executive Director James Bias.

Kid Governor Makhi and his Cabinet also identified an Honorable Mention and 11 Finalists. Congratulations to these students and all who submitted artwork!