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Anoka-Hennepin announces kindness poster contest winners

(01/06/2020) As part of October’s National Bullying Prevention campaign, Anoka-Hennepin held its 16th annual kindness poster contest.Winners of the 2019-20 Kindness Poster Contest announced

The district invited students at all grade-levels to submit their best artwork for the competition. Elementary and middle schools selected one winning poster for each grade level and each high school also selected a winner to advance to the district-level judging.

This year’s theme was: “We are kindness rock stars!” Over 100 posters were voted on by staff at the Educational Service Center (ESC) on Nov. 20 and this year’s winners are:


  • Olivia Landmark, kindergarten, Monroe Elementary School - Mathematics, Science and Children’s Engineering.
  • Josephina Toth, first grade, Sand Creek Elementary School.
  • Nora Fandrich, second grade, Oxbow Creek Elementary School.
  • Avrie Siedschlag, third grade, Sand Creek Elementary School.
  • Saee More, fourth grade, Sand Creek Elementary School.
  • Grace Lowell, fifth grade, Sand Creek Elementary School.
  • McKinley Brown, sixth grade, Roosevelt Middle School.
  • Emily Nguyen, seventh grade, Jackson Middle School - A Specialty School for Math and Science.
  • Morgan Johnson, eighth grade, Oak View Middle School.
  • Amelia Conley, 9-12, Coon Rapids High School - Center for Biomedical Sciences and Engineering.

These students will be recognized at the School Board meeting on Monday, Jan. 27 and will receive a Kindle tablet from the Horace Mann Company. Each winner will also have their artwork reproduced and displayed for a year at each school site.