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Alexandria Student Wins National Poster Contest

A student from Alexandria is the winner of a national poster contest for National Missing Children's Day.

The U.S. Official Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention announced last week that Reiley Elementary School student Madison Dozier was the winner of the annual contest for fifth grade students.

May 25 was proclaimed to be National Missing Children's Day for the first time in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan. \

Each year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) commemorates Missing Children's Day with a ceremony honoring the heroic and exemplary efforts of agencies, organizations, and individuals to protect children.

Missing Children’s Day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. It serves as a reminder to continue our efforts to reunite missing children with their families and an occasion to honor those dedicated to this cause.

The winning poster, seen above, depicts a home as a puzzle with pieces coming together and a message to, "Help complete the house by bringing our missing children home."

-Staff report