(Neb)-Hemingford Boy Wins State Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest
LINCOLN - 10-year old Clayton Butler of Hemingford topped entries from more than 900 other 4th graders from around the state and claimed 1st place in the Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness poster contest, but
Clayton was the only Panhandle student was among the placers and honorable mentions in the contest sponsored by the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, state military department, Nebraska Association of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service.
Butler's poster featuring super-hero Blue Lightning, who teaches severe weather safety to others, was chosen in a process that saw county emergency managers submit what they picked as the top 3 posters from their counties for judging at the state level.
The poster contest helps set the stage for Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Week later this month from the 25th-31st. Lt Governor Mike Foley presented Clayton as the statewide winner on Friday, then issued the official Awareness Week proclamation for Gov Pete Ricketts, who was out of state..
Awareness Week is held to help the public and public agencies get prepared for the tornadoes and other severe weather that strikes Nebraska every spring and summer. Once again this year, it includes as a statewide tornado drill.on Wednesday March 28.
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