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Poppy Poster winners

For many years, Sundance art teacher Tobi Miller has had all of her 7th grade students participate in the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 80 (Hulett and Sundance) poppy poster contest. The ALA poppy poster co-chairs are Tracy Bush, Hulett, and Janet Lake, Sundance, who said that the quality of the posters was especially high this year. 

This year’s winners are Annika Haugen, 1st; Jaylin Mills, 2nd; and John Wacker, 3rd. Each winner received a cash prize, and their posters go on for further competition. All the posters are on display at Crook County Library in Sundance. 

The American Legion red poppy was popularized by the wartime poem In Flanders Fields. Written by Lt Col John McCrae, MD, while serving on the front lines during World War I, the poem honors soldiers killed in battle. The Auxiliary distributes poppies in the summer, and donations are used to support many Veteran programs. 

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