Wilkey Student Receives State KSP Award, Earns Opportunity for National Recognit
Wilkey Elementary 5th grader Cooper Terry got a surprise during a recent school assembly. Little did he (or many others) realize as Master Trooper Norman Chaffins finished a presentation on "Stranger Danger", that Cooper would be announced as the statewide winner of the Kentucky State Police "National Missing Children" poster contest. Wilkey also had the state runner up poster last year.
As the Kentucky winner Cooper received a Certificate of Excellence Plaque, a KSP t-shirt and Kentucky hat. His poster will be featured on both the KSP Webpage and Facebook page. It will also be displayed at the Kentucky State Fair in August.
In addition to his statewide honor, Cooper's poster is the Kentucky entry for the national poster competition, and has been sent to the Department of Justice in Washington, DC to compete among all 50 states entries. The national winner will be announced mid-April and receive an all-expense paid trip to DC for the "National Missing Children's" ceremony.