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Van Hollen Will Announce Wisconsin Schools to Participate in National Amber Alert Poster Contest


Kick-off Event Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 2:10 p.m., Sandburg Elementary School, 4114 Donald Drive, Madison to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the national Amber Alert system


Wednesday, January 13, 2009


Sandburg Elementary School
4114 Donald Drive
Madison, WI  53704


2:10 PM


Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will announce that Wisconsin schools will be participating in a national poster contest being launched in order to commemorate the fourteenth anniversary of the national Amber Alert system, which occurs on Wednesday, January 13, 2010.


Also participating in Wednesday's announcement will be last year's poster contest winner, Kassidy Wuensch, Daniel Nerad (Superintendent of the Madison Area School District), Brett Wilfrid (Sandburg Elementary School Principal), Gary Henning (Grandfather of missing/located Quadrevion Henning), Betty Henning (Grandmother of missing/located Quadrevion Henning), Andrew Schoeneck (DCI Analyst who will give a presentation on NetSmartzKids), Kathy Schult (Milwaukee Police Officer), Susan WhiteHorse (Clearinghouse for Missing & Exploited Children & Adults who will explain the poster contest) and McGruff the Crime Dog.


The poster contest is open to all 5th grade students in Wisconsin. Additional information on the contest can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Justice's web page at


The Amber Alert system is named in memory of nine-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was abducted while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas in 1996. Her body was located four days after she was reported missing. She had been brutally murdered. These events inspired Dallas-Forth Worth broadcasters to team with local law enforcement, creating a warning system to aid in the search for abducted children.