Three Lincoln County third graders were honored Monday for the posters they made for severe weather awareness week, March 22-26.

The students created posters that won awards on the county and state level.

The National Weather Service wants Nebraskans to be “Weather-Ready” when severe weather threatens, and encourages everyone to develop and practice a severe weather plan for home or office, learn something new about severe weather and its impacts, or brush up on the subject.

Jailyn Miller of Sutherland won third place in Lincoln County.

Desmond Mata of Jefferson Elementary in North Platte was second in Lincoln County and earned an honorable mention at state.

Ryker Hasenauer of Jefferson Elementary in North Platte was first in Lincoln County and earned third-place in Nebraska.

Lincoln County Emergency Manager Brandon Myers and Nebraska Emergency Manager Jody Fawl presented the awards before the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.

The three students received honor certificates and art kits and the first-place winner, Hasenauer, received a $75 gift card.

Top photo: Ryker Hasenauer and his first place poster. Commissioners Joe Hewgley, Bill Henry and Kent Weems are behind him. Click on images to enlarge. Photos by George Lauby.