The Lexington Fire Department has named Sandersville Elementary fifth- grader Haley Buchanan as its Junior Fire Chief for the 2010-11 school year. Haley was the winner of a fire safety poster contest portraying this year's theme, "Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With."
Haley enjoys reading, drawing and sports, is a Junior Girl Scout and an animal lover. She and her family adopt and care for rescued greyhounds.
Haley and the other finalists in the poster contest appeared in the Fire Prevention Parade on Oct. 11 in downtown Lexington.