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Michigan student wins national contest

Posted at 12:03 PM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-20 12:03:18-04

Eden Hoffmann of Clinton Township, a fifth-grade student at Huron Elementary, created the top poster in a recent national contest.

It was for the 2018 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.

Hoffmann will receive a free trip to Washington D.C. during the week of May 21 to participate in the National Missing Children’s Day commemoration. This is the second time a Michigan student has received the top honor.

His artwork will be featured as the 2018 National Missing Children’s Day poster.

Hoffman was first chosen as the Michigan winner and moved on to compete against students from 37 other states. Overall, more than 2,000 students entered the contest.

Organizers find that this contest not only creates an opportunity to promote child safety but also opens discussion on the issue of missing and/or exploited children.

Officials say that more than 1,000 children are reported missing each week in Michigan.