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February 17, 2018

Cardinal Elementary student wins statewide poster contest
Bianca Bligh holds her winning poster in front of her parents Rod and Tiffany Bligh. George Gengler of the Sioux City Elks Club #112, back, presented Bianca with her award. Photo courtesy Lance Swanson, South Sioux City Schools.
Bianca Bligh holds her winning poster in front of her parents Rod and Tiffany Bligh. George Gengler of the Sioux City Elks Club #112, back, presented Bianca with her award. Photo courtesy Lance Swanson, South Sioux City Schools.
Michelle Kuester
Dakota County Star Editor

When Bianca Bligh submitted a poster defining the actions of a hero to a local contest, she had no idea she would receive such a payoff.

Not only did Bianca win first place in the local competition, but she also took first in Iowa Northwest and the State of Iowa. Her prize? Ninety-five dollars in gift cards.

“I just entered it for fun,” said the fourth grade Cardinal Elementary student. “Now, I'm really excited.”

The competition was done as a Red Ribbon Week activity in guidance class. It was put on by the Sioux City Elks #112.

Bianca found out she won Tuesday morning in front of her classmates and teacher Celeste Merchant. Joining in on the celebrations were her parents Rod and Tiffany Bligh, Principal Dan Swatek, Guidance Counselor Tammy Carson, and George Gengler, Pat and Skip Hoelker from the Sioux City Elks.

“We're really proud of her,” said her father, Rod.

Bianca bested approximately 200 other submissions, according to Gengler.

The Sioux City Elks work closely with the South Sioux City School District providing ribbons and bookmarks for the students during Red Ribbon Week and dictionaries for the third grade students.

“It's a strong partnership,” said Carson.

All of the South Sioux City elementary schools were invited to participate in the contest along with Mater Dei School in Sioux City. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention campaign held annually in October in the United States.







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