Sharon student wins Wisconsin Troopers' Association contest

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Staff | May 16, 2014

SHARON—Kasandra Newman, an eighth-grade student of Peter O'Hearn at Sharon Community School was selected as winner for the 2014 Wisconsin Troopers' Association statewide art and essay contest for her artwork entitled, “Caring for One Another.”

Kasandra, the child of Michaelann Newman, received a $75.00 check and certificate of award.

All the winners, honorable mentions along with their family, teachers and friends were invited to attend an awards ceremony held on May 10, 2014 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The program featured guest speaker Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent Stephan Fitzgerald.

This year marks the 27th annual statewide art and essay competition sponsored by the Wisconsin Troopers' Association. Through the years the goal of the contest has been to promote positive citizenship on the part of Wisconsin's students.

With entries being mailed out each December to over 2600 public and private schools throughout the state, students in kindergarten through twelfth grade are invited to participate. The student's entries are then divided into their respective grade, with kindergarten through fifth grade competing against each other in an art category and sixth through twelfth submitting entries in both the art and essay portions of the contest.

In each grade, four winning and several honorable mention entries were selected as being the best in Wisconsin. This year, entrants were required to incorporate the theme, “People Helping People.”

All winning and honorable mention entries will be available for viewing on the Wisconsin Troopers' Association website at

Each year, the association awards $4,250 to students who are selected as contest winners.

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