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Austin girl takes 1st in fire poster contest

Rachel Kuhnke

Over 400 area students participated.

Posted: Mar. 6, 2018 8:48 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. – A Southgate fourth grader took first place in the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association Fire Prevention Poster Contest.

About 435 fourth grader students from Banfield, Neveln, Southgate, Sumner, and Pacelli entered the contest and Rachel Kuhnke’s “Junior Fire Poster” was submitted and came in first in the state competition.


Principal Katie Baskins, Fire Chief Jim McCoy, Rachel Kuhnke, and Inspector Tim Hansen.

Rachel and her parents.

On Tuesday, Rachel received a letter of congratulations, a first place ribbon, a $75 check, and a copy of the MN Fire Chief magazine that featured her poster.

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