Congratulations to Kristin Lewis, a 12-year-old Chapel Hill student who just won first and second place in a “Fire Escape Plan” competition sponsored by the American Red Cross and Project Paradigm. The contest invited students to devise a fire escape plan for their families – part of a larger project to challenge students to develop ideas to reduce injuries and fatalities related to house fires.

Kristin won a total of $1,500 for her designs. To learn more about the program, visit