Students at Lakewood Christian School Receive $3000 in PSA Competition

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Winning Pest PSA from Lakewood Christian School

A screenshot from the winning pest PSA, Rat’s Revenge, by Lakewood Christian School. Watch the video below.

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has named Lakewood Christian Schools, of Long Beach, CA, the grand prize winner of its fourth annual Pest PSA Contest, a national science and technology competition for students hosted on NPMA’s educational children’s website The school was awarded a $3,000 grant in support of science education for its entry entitled, “Rats Revenge.”

“This contest is a great opportunity for students to learn about the importance of pest management in protecting the public from the health and property threats posed by common household pests,” said Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for NPMA. “Lakewood Christian Schools’ ‘Rats Revenge’ entry stood out for its emphasis on the diseases that rats can spread to humans when in close contact, such as inside a home.” 

Teachers and students in grades four through eight were challenged to create educational television PSAs highlighting the health and property risks posed by common household pests such as rodents, ants, cockroaches and stinging insects. Entries were judged on criteria including originality and creativity, adherence to creative assignment, health messaging, and overall appeal.

To browse teacher lesson plans or to learn more about a certain pest species, visit is a free, entertaining and educational website developed by NPMA for students and teachers in grades K through 8. The sites features a pest glossary, a comprehensive pest guide, downloadable fact sheets and project PDFs, a report writing center, science fair projects and teacher lesson plans and games.



2 Responses to “Students at Lakewood Christian School Receive $3000 in PSA Competition”
  1. Our school has been conducting student evaluations on teachers for a few years. We’re always revising and adjusting to bring balance and focus to the real goal of better and more effective classroom teachers.