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DHR and commissioners recognize child abuse prevention with contest

Pictured on the front row (from left) are Kendrick Welch, third grade, second place winner, Brantley; Emalei Tranum, first grade, first place, Crenshaw Christian Academy; Shalie Lowe, first grade, third place, Highland Home; Arjayvien Jones, second grade, third place, Highland Home; Janya Foster, second grade, second place, Highland Home; Lauren Higgins, third grade, first place, Luverne Elementary; and Logan Taylor, second grade, first place, Highland Home. In the back row are Liz Robinson ( DHR intern), Victoria Currie (DHR supervisor), Jennifer Butts (DHR), Lee Sexton (DHR), County Commissioner Merrill Sport, County Commissioner  Michelle Stephens, County Commissioner Charlie Sankey, Jr., County Commissioner Chris West, DHR Director Kristi Maddo and County Commissioner Ricky McElwain. Not pictured are Juwon Seok, first grade, second place, Luverne; and Si Woo Kim, third grade, third place, Luverne.

Pictured on the front row (from left) are Kendrick Welch, third grade, second place winner, Brantley; Emalei Tranum, first grade, first place, Crenshaw Christian Academy; Shalie Lowe, first grade, third place, Highland Home; Arjayvien Jones, second grade, third place, Highland Home; Janya Foster, second grade, second place, Highland Home; Lauren Higgins, third grade, first place, Luverne Elementary; and Logan Taylor, second grade, first place, Highland Home. In the back row are Liz Robinson ( DHR intern), Victoria Currie (DHR supervisor), Jennifer Butts (DHR), Lee Sexton (DHR), County Commissioner Merrill Sport, County Commissioner Michelle Stephens, County Commissioner Charlie Sankey, Jr., County Commissioner Chris West, DHR Director Kristi Maddo and County Commissioner Ricky McElwain. Not pictured are Juwon Seok, first grade, second place, Luverne; and Si Woo Kim, third grade, third place, Luverne.

The Crenshaw County Department of Human Resources held a coloring contest as a community awareness event to promote National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month, which is April.

The staff distributed coloring sheets to all students in all the county schools in grades one, two and three.

When all the coloring sheets were collected, they were given to county administrator David Smyth and he had some of the courthouse staff act as judges for the coloring contest.

The theme this year is superheroes united against child abuse. So, the coloring sheets were of superheroes.

There is a display at the courthouse with the winning coloring sheets and other information about child abuse and foster parenting.