Local boy wins statewide poster contest

March 28, 2008 3:45:57 PM PDT
A Spring Branch student has won a statewide poster judging contest.Texas Center for the Missing is the coordinator of the state level National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest and is proud to announce this year's statewide winner -- Tomas Figueroa, 12, a student at Edgewood Elementary School in Spring Branch ISD, is the first place winner. Congratulations to Tomas, his parents, and his teacher, Ms. Benton, who will be invited as special guests to Texas Center for the Missing's 7th Annual Champagne Brunch and Silent Auction on April 27th.

Tomas's poster will be entered into the 2008 National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest held each year by the Department of Justice. The national winner will be announced on May 8, 2008.

The national winner, his/her teacher, and his/her parents will participate in the National Missing Children's Day ceremony at the U.S. Department of Justice to be held on or around May 25, 2008. Transportation and lodging will be provided. The national winner also will receive a national award certificate and a United States Savings Bond. No other awards will be provided by the Department of Justice.

Texas Center for the Missing administers the Houston Regional Amber Alert. Texas Center for the Missing is dedicated to providing support for families and the volunteers searching for their missing children and endangered adults. The organization also serves as a catalyst for mobilizing resources in the search for missing children and adults, has created a plan for immediate action if a child is unaccounted for, and educates the public on prevention of abduction and internet lures.


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