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Essay/Art Winners Announced In The Bloomington Human Rights Commission Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2016

For more information, please contact: Barbara E. McKinney at 349­3429 or human.rights@bloomington.in.gov

ESSAY/ART WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN THE BLOOMINGTON HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION CONTEST

The Bloomington Human Rights Commission annually sponsors an essay/art contest for local students. The theme this year was "What Rights Every Human Being Should Have".

Mayor John Hamilton will present prizes to the winners at an awards ceremony to be held on Monday, March 21 at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Showers City Hall.

Judges for the twenty­fifth annual Human Rights Commission essay/art contest were Carolyn Calloway­Thomas, Beth Applegate, Pete Giordano and Drew Larabee.

The essay winners at the younger student level were: first place, Caden McCoy, grade 4, Unionville; second place, Elijah Fischer, grade 3, Harmony; and third place, Aspen Siek, grade 3, Harmony. The essay winners at the older elementary level were first place, Caden Walden, grade 6, Harmony; second place, Isabel Watts, grade 6, Harmony; and third place, Maya Szakaly, grade 6, Harmony.

The art winners at the younger student level were: first place, Patience Denny, grade 4, Templeton; second place, Harper Eakin, grade 2, Childs; and third place, Maya Sovann Siufanna, grade 4, Templeton. The older student art winners were first place, Izland Casey, grade 5, Harmony; second place, Josie Smith, grade 5, Harmony; and third place, Genevieve Murphy, Naomi Crocker, grade 6, and Elizabeth Bennett, grade 4, Templeton.

Childs fifth grade won Special Recognition for their class art project. Congratulations to all of these students. For more information, contact Barbara E. McKinney at 349­3429 or e­mail the commission human.rights@bloomington.in.gov.

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