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2016 Organ/Tissue Donor Student Poster Contest Winner
Overall Winner
Allison Davis
10th grade
Wheaton Warrenville South High School

The Organ/Tissue Donor Program held its 21st Statewide Organ/Tissue Donor Student Poster Contest in 2016. A letter from the Secretary and entry form for the contest was mailed out to all K-12 grade public and non-public schools statewide in October. Deadline for the contest was January 31st, 2016. Winners were selected from each category (K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12) and an overall grand prize winner. The winners are invited to Secretary White's office at the Capitol Bldg in Springfield, IL for a ceremony unveiling the new poster in April.

2016 Organ/Tissue Donor Poster Contest Winners:

  • Category 1: Grades K-2 winner is Elizabeth Merino.
    Elizabeth is in 1st grade, age 7, and attends Nathanael Greene Elementary School in Chicago.
  • Category 2:Grades 3-5 winner is Cade Graham.
    Cade is in 5th grade, age 10, and attends St. Joseph Catholic School in Freeburg.
  • Category 3: Grades 6-8 winner is Ocean Reinhardt.
    Ocean is in 6th grade, age 12, and attends Albers Elementary School in Albers.
  • Category 4: Grades 9-12 winner is Allison Davis.
    Allison is in 10th grade, age 16, and attends Wheaton Warrenville South High School in Wheaton.

Winners will receive award certificates that will be presented to them at the Poster Contest Ceremony from the Secretary. In addition to the awards, the winners will be presented gift cards to Barnes and Noble Bookstore. The overall winner will receive a $100 gift card and the others will receive a $50 gift card, compliments of Donate Life Illinois. For more information on the Organ/Tissue Donor Student Poster Contest please contact Karen Kohnke at (217) 558-1322 or via email at kkohnke@ilsos.net.

Poster Contest Winners