Day Without Violence 2019 Calendar Contest


Thanks to the students in St. Johns County who took part in our 2019 Day Without Violence Art and Poetry Contest…and Congratulations to our 2019 Winners!


First Place – Blakely Vogelmeier (4th Grade) – Ketterlinus Elementary School

Second Place – Alli Luytjes (4th Grade) – PVPV Rawlings

Olivia Duque (9th Grade), Megan Lui (10th Grade) and Ragen Westfall (11th Grade) – Creekside High School

Francesca Chalfoun (8th Grade) and Ayushi Elhence (8th Grade) – Fruit Cove Middle School

Grace Christoforo (8th Grade) and Lani Dail (8th Grade) – Pacetti Bay Middle School

Lauryn Edel (7th Grade), Lucy Harry (7th Grade) and Danielle Wachala (8th Grade) – Valley Ridge Academy

Masie Slaughter (1st Grade) – Liberty Pines Academy


                              POETRY WINNERS

First Place – Nia Howard (12th Grade) – Bartram Trail High School

Second Place – Hannah Nierenhausen (11th Grade) – Bartram Trail High School (second)

Geethika Kataru (11th Grade), Victoria Rachal (10th Grade), Julia McQuaig (12th Grade), Madison Gross (11th Grade), and Rebecca Jaeger (12th Grade) – Bartram Trail High School

Dalil Khan (7th Grade), Alex Calabro (7th Grade) and Brighton Hardeman (7th Grade) – Fruit Cover Middle School

Gabrielle Edwards (2nd Grade) – Ketterlinus Elementary School

Anthony Bismi (7th Grade) –Valley Ridge Academy

The judges selected the winning entries based on their effectiveness in conveying a positive impression of peacefulness and cooperation, artistic merit, originality, diversity of images (race, gender, age, ability, etc.), and geographical diversity within St. Johns County.

Also, a special thanks to our contest judges: Dr. Nadia Ramoutar, Director of Enlighten Productions, LLC and professional public speaker, writer, educator, artist, entrepreneurial leader and film maker; and Ann Kiyonaga-Razon, a poet, painter and yoga teacher who holds a master’s degree in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

The work of the winning students will be published in the calendar and distributed to every classroom in St. Johns County this fall.

Their work will also be exhibited at the Flagler College Crisp-Ellert Art Museum throughout October, which is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.”

The students will also be honored during an award ceremony to be held at the School Board meeting in October.

Any businesses or other donors interested in sponsoring the printing of the calendar should contact the Betty Griffin Center at

In addition to reaching students through the calendar contest, Betty Griffin Center also provides community/school presentations and education as part of its mission to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence. Last year, the center provided more than 4,000 people with information and conducted more than 250 presentations.

Purchase our 2019 Calendar Now!

Our 2019 A Day Without Violence Calendar is now available for purchase for $5 at either of our Betty Griffin Thrift Shoppes — located at the Anastasia Square Shopping Center in St. Augustine (at the corner of SR 312 and A1A), and at Julington Square (just off State Road 13 in the Wal-Mart Shopping Center).

Flip through the 2018 calendar below.