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    Rutledge Announces Child Safety Poster Contest Winners


    March 17, 2016

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the winners of the 2016 Child Safety Poster Contest at a ceremony last night. The theme of the contest, sponsored by the Attorney General’s office, was Bring Our Missing Children Home.

    “I want to thank all of the students, families and teachers who participated and congratulate the poster contest winners from Cabot, Little Rock, Mena and Pine Bluff,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I appreciate the safety discussions this contest created across the State. More than 500 entries were received and these creative students did an excellent job highlighting this year’s theme. I am extremely impressed by the talent of our young Arkansans.”

    Attorney General Rutledge also extended her appreciation to the contest judges: Melinda Faubel with AT&T, Cynthia Haas with the Arkansas Arts Council and Paul Leopoulos with the Thea Foundation. AT&T helped sponsor the contest, and the Thea Foundation hosted the awards ceremony.

    2016 winners:

    Kindergarten

    • Brookelynn Anders, Edgewood Elementary School (Pine Bluff), 1st Place
    • Jeimy Garcia, Edgewood Elementary School (Pine Bluff), 2nd Place
    • Ja’Breya Spellman, Edgewood Elementary School (Pine Bluff), 3rd Place

    1st Grade

    • Ryan Howard, Edgewood Elementary School (Pine Bluff), 1st Place
    • Za’Miyah Litzsey, Edgewood Elementary School (Pine Bluff), 2nd Place
    • Elijah Watson, Edgewood Elementary School (Pine Bluff), 3rd Place

    2nd Grade

    • Pablo Vazquez, Carver Magnet Elementary School (Little Rock), 1st Place

    3rd Grade

    • Burcu Karabacak, Carver Magnet Elementary School (Little Rock), 1st Place
    • Addison Thomas, Holly Harshman Elementary School (Mena), 2nd Place
    • McKenzie Knighten, Holly Harshman Elementary School (Mena), 3rd Place
    • Avalyn Sexton, Holly Harshman Elementary School (Mena), 3rd Place

    4th Grade

    • Hailey Emerson, Holly Harshman Elementary School (Mena), 1st Place
    • Myla Nelms, Western Hills Elementary School (Little Rock), 2nd Place
    • Psalm Wistrand, Pulaski Heights Elementary School (Little Rock), 3rd Place

    5th Grade

    • Mason Smith, Cabot Middle School North (Cabot), 1st Place
    • Layla Sessler, Holly Harshman Elementary School (Mena), 2nd Place
    • Emma Johnson, Holly Harshman Elementary School (Mena), 3rd Place

    The winning fifth grade poster, submitted by Mason Smith, will be entered into the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest, hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

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