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Park Rapids Student Wins Minnesota Jr. Duck Stamp Contest
Midwest Region, March 19, 2013
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2013 Minnesota Best of Show by Cassidy Haggard
2013 Minnesota Best of Show by Cassidy Haggard - Photo Credit: FWS

The 2013 Minnesota Best of Show artwork is a Common Goldeneye oil painting by Cassidy Haggard, age 18, of Park Rapids, Minn. The Minnesota Conservation Message Winner is Sophie Olund, age 15, of St. Paul, Minn. with her statement, "Quack, quack! Pond Back!".

Special Student honors goes to Taylor Sue Rabehl, age 12, of Wabasha, Minn. Her artwork will be the visual image for promoting the program for 2013. This year's recipient of the Minnesota Teacher Recognition is Kari Halker-Saather from St. Michael-Albertville Senior High School of St. Michael, Minn.

The Minnesota Contest was held on March 19 and 100 winners were selected. Contest judges included Tom Cooper, Migratory Bird Division, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Midwest Region; Jeff Lederman, Environmental & Outdoor Education Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Education; David Scott, Assistant Regional Director, Migratory Birds & State Programs, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Midwest Region; Mary Pat Simons, Art Teacher; and Nick Rowse, Fish and Wildlife Biologist.

Contact Info: Mara Koenig, 612-713-5316, mara_koenig@fws.gov
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