Local poster goes to D.C.

May 01, 2013
Hayden Thibeault's poster represented Maine in a national contest.

Lincolnville — Students in James Blackman’s fifth grade class at Lincolnville Central School participated in a poster contest to raise awareness about missing children. The children created posters in a variety of media, from crayons to paint, and had to include the words “Bring Our Missing Children Home.” The posters were judged at the state level and the work by Hayden Thibeault was selected to go to the national contest.

Thibeault, whose poster represented Maine in the larger contest, received a national award certificate from the Department of Justice. The Missing and Exploited Children’s Program is one of several training and technical assistance providers supported by the U.S. Department Justice.

This year, 37 states and the District of Columbia submitted their winning entries from among the thousands entered by fifth graders across the country. The national winner is from Chino, Calif.; second place winner is from Orlando, Fla.; and the third place winner is from Henderson, Nev. For more information about the contest, visit mecptraining.org/poster-contest.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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