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Amber Alert Poster Contest 2011


Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will Announce Wisconsin Schools to Participate in National Amber Alert Poster


Kick-off Event Friday, January 14, 2011, 1:45 p.m., Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 3502 Maple Grove Drive, Madison


Friday, January 14, 2011
Cesar Chavez Elementary School
3502 Maple Grove Drive

1:45 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 anniversary of the national Amber Alert system.


The poster contest is open to all 5th grade students in Wisconsin. Thefollowing materials are available for download:


Wisconsin's important poster contest dates:


A fact sheet including poster contest rules and time frame:


An application form that must accompany each poster:


A sample flyer that can be distributed to contest participants and displayed in the halls of your school


A sample certificate template that can be completed by your local school and distributed to each student who participates in the contest (instructions for completing mail merges are also contained on the website):


Thinking skills lesson plan release:


Board Game:


Poster contest brochure:


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.