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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Announces Winner of 2012 Amber Alert Poster Contest


Andreah Newberry, a 5th Grader at Jefferson Elementary in Green Bay, is This Year's Winner


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is proud to announce that this year's winner of the National Missing Children's Day poster competition is Andreah Newberry, a fifth grade student at Jefferson Elementary School in Green Bay, where she was recognized this afternoon during a ceremony.


Attorney General Van Hollen, along with Jefferson Elementary School Principal Alison Draheim, teachers and district leaders, officers from the Green Bay Police Department, leaders from the local Boys and Girls Club and other local officials, joined Andreah and her family as she accepted the award certificate. Andreah also received a U.S. Savings Bond certificate and a framed poster.


“I'm always extremely proud of the contributions by the young students who participate in this annual contest,” Attorney General Van Hollen said. “The biggest satisfaction, however, comes from knowing that they've also taken home some important personal safety lessons. I thank all of the educators, parents and caregivers who've taken the time to address this issue with Wisconsin's children.”


With her poster winning the statewide contest, Andreah's creation will represent Wisconsin in the national competition later this year. The winner of the national contest will go to Washington, DC, to attend the annual National Missing Children's Day Ceremony and to accept a certificate and U.S. savings bond.


The Department of Justice (DOJ) also provided each student at Jefferson Elementary School with a Child Identification Kit to take home. Wisconsin's Clearinghouse for Missing & Exploited Children & Adults develops and coordinates the process for the statewide poster competition.


Each state's Missing Children Clearinghouse will submit the single winning state poster to the U.S. Department of Justice for final judging. The national judging will take place in April, and one national poster contest winner will be selected for the trip to Washington, DC.