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Topeka fifth-grader wins Missing Children’s Poster Contest

Release Date: Mar 05, 2020

2020 Missing Children's Day Poster Contest Winning EntryTOPEKA – (March 5, 2020) – A fifth grade student from Stout Elementary School in Topeka has been chosen as the winner of the 2020 Missing Children’s Poster Contest, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and KBI Director Kirk Thompson announced today.

Josiah Mdoe was announced today as the winner of the state contest during an all-school assembly at Stout Elementary. Mdoe’s poster was chosen among 54 entries to the contest.

The annual poster contest is held in recognition of National Missing Children’s Day celebrated annually on May 25. Students all across the state enter artwork representing the theme, “Bringing Our Missing Children Home.” The poster contest provides an opportunity for schools, law enforcement and child advocates to discuss the issue of missing and/or exploited children with youth, parents and guardians and to promote child safety. It also brings attention to the united goal of bringing missing children home safely.

Mdoe’s entry was recently submitted to the National Missing Children’s Poster Contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, and will represent the state of Kansas in the national competition.

Mdoe, his family and teacher have all been invited to visit the Kansas Capitol and meet the governor, the attorney general, and the KBI director for Missing Children’s Day events.

Also recognized today were the two runners-up in the statewide contest: Alexa Rincon from Rushton Elementary in Mission and Jenna Thomsen from Madison Elementary in Madison. 

Josiah Mdoe, 2020 Missing Children's Day Poster Contest Winner Alexa Rincon, 2020 Missing Children's Day Poster Contest Runner-Up Jenna Thomsen, 2020 Missing Children's Day Poster Contest Runner-Up 

Photo 1 caption: The 2020 Missing Children’s Poster Contest winning entry submitted by Josiah Mdoe of Stout Elementary in Topeka.

Photo 2 caption: Josiah Mdoe, 2020 Missing Children’s Poster Contest winner, posing with his entry at Stout Elementary in Topeka.

Photo 3 caption: Alexa Rincon, 2020 Missing Children’s Poster Contest runner up, posing with her entry at Rushton Elementary in Mission.

Photo 4 caption: Jenna Thomsen, 2020 Missing Children’s Poster Contest runner up, posing with her entry at Madison Elementary in Madison.

 

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