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Cedar Springs student wins national award

Pictured L to R: American Legion Unit #287 Education Chairman Mary Anne Yuncker, David Vernon, Jasmine Fankhauser, Rachel Vernon, and Deborah Chambers, 2017-2018 Unit President. Not pictured is Unit Poppy Chairman last year LoraLee Nauta.

Congratulations to Jasmine Fankhauser for winning a National award for the best poppy poster in the Poppy Poster contest sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Ms. Vickie Burke was the art teacher who encouraged her class to enter the contest. Jasmine followed the guidelines and won at the local, district and state levels before winning the National award. 

Her poster was featured at the American Legion Auxiliary National Convention in Minneapolis, Minn. in August. She was presented her certificates and a $50.00 prize for her outstanding talent at a ceremony on November 8. “We hope to have even more entries next year,” said Mary Anne Yunker, Education Chairman for American Legion Unit #287.

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Beach third grader wins poppy poster contest


Beach art students with their posters. Photos courtesy of Vicki Burke.

Jasmine Fankhauser and Loralee Nauta, of the Women’s Auxiliary at Glen Hill Post #287.

Congratulations to Beach Elementary third grader, Jasmine Fankhauser for winning the Cedar Springs American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Poppy Poster Contest. Jasmine won a cash prize as well as having her poster move onto the state level contest and possibly the national one, as well. All students in the participating class received certificates for their entries. 

A representative from the Cedar Springs Women’s Auxiliary visited students in art class, gave a brief history of the Auxiliary and the history behind the poppy flower as representation for fallen service men and women. Students then designed a poster using the required guidelines of the contest.  

Loralee Nauta from the Ladies Auxiliary presented Jasmine’s award as well as the certificates of participation to all the students. 

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