Sen. Richardville honors national poster contest winner
LANSING - Sen. Randy Richardville Wednesday presented Tabitha Kelley-Russo, a Monroe fourth-grader, with a tribute in recognition of her success in a nationwide poster contest.
Kelley-Russo won the grand prize in the contest sponsored by the Housing American campaign and the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Children associated with affordable housing and community development programs nationwide submitted posters based on the theme “What Home Means to Me.”
“Tabitha’s poster entry illustrates the love and stability that a home means to a young child,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “Her artistic expression shows a depth of understanding beyond her years. Monroe and the entire state of Michigan are extremely proud of Tabitha.”
As the grand prize winner, Kelley-Russo’s poster will be on the cover of the 2009 Housing America calendar, and she will receive a $500 savings bond. Kelley-Russo and a guardian will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to be recognized at NAHRO’s Legislative Conference in March.
Editor’s note: A photograph of Sen. Richardville and Tabitha Kelley-Russo in the Senate chambers is available on the Senate Majority Photowire.
Posted: Friday, November 14, 2008
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