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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to Announce Winner of Wisconsin's 2014 Missing Children's Day Poster Contest


Award Ceremony Honoring 5th Grader to Take Place TOMORROW at 1 pm in Kenosha


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 Wednesday afternoon at St. Joseph Catholic Academy in Kenosha.  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:  remarks by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, Academy Principal Kerstin Santarelli, Kenosha Mayor Keith G. Bosman, Academy President Robert Freund, Wisconsin AMBER Alert Coordinator at the Department of Justice Susan WhiteHorse, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth, Kenosha Police Officer Jeff Wamboldt, Gary Henning with the Quadrevion Henning Foundation, a criminal analyst with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and an officer from Milwaukee Police with McGruff the Crime Dog.  The program is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Academy (lower campus), located at 7207 14th Avenue in Kenosha.



Also on Wednesday, the Department of Justice will provide each student with a Child Identification Kit, child safety and Internet safety information.  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.  May 25th is recognized every year as National Missing Children’s Day.