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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to Announce Winner of Wisconsin's 2013 AMBER Alert Poster Contest


Award Ceremony Honoring 5th Grader to Take Place Monday at 1:50 pm in Bangor, WI


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will announce this year's winner of the annual Wisconsin Missing Children’s Day poster competition during an award ceremony Monday afternoon at Bangor Elementary School in Bangor, WI. Attorney General Van Hollen will present the 5th grader with an award certificate, a Barnes & Noble gift certificate and a framed poster.


Media are welcome to attend the festivities, which include: a song performed by Bangor Elementary’s 4th and 5th graders; remarks by Bangor Principal Jac Lyga, Wisconsin’s AMBER Alert Coordinator at the Department of Justice, a criminal analyst with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, Bangor Police Chief Scott Alo, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen; and the award ceremony. The program is scheduled to begin at 1:50 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013, at Bangor Elementary School, located at 701 14th Ave South in Bangor.


Also on Monday, the Department of Justice will provide each student at Bangor Elementary School with a Child Identification Kit. Wisconsin's Clearinghouse for Missing & Exploited Children & Adults develops and coordinates the process for the statewide poster competition. The Clearinghouse participates in Wisconsin's AMBER Alert Plan in an effort to enhance law enforcement's ability to respond when a child has been abducted.


Each state's Missing Children Clearinghouse submitted the single winning state poster to the U.S. Department of Justice for final judging in the national competition. The winner of the national contest will go to Washington, DC, to attend the annual National Missing Children's Day Ceremony later this month and to accept a certificate and U.S. savings bond.