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Rocklin fifth-grader wins poster contest

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Blake Steinbach, a fifth-grade student at Cobblestone Elementary in Rocklin, took home first-place in the annual American History Poster Contest. The poster was chosen by members of the Gold Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution out of more than 350 entries submitted by Placer County schools. Maggie Landon from Lincoln Crossing Elementary School in Lincoln placed second, and Anthony Boisvert, from Twelve Bridges Elementary School in Lincoln, placed third. All three students will receive cash awards. Every year, fifth graders from Placer County and across California and the U.S. participate in the poster-making contest, which is designed to help stimulate interest in American History. A different poster theme relating to the Revolutionary War is highlighted every year. This year?s theme was the ?Battle of Cowpens.? Steinbach, a student in Lara Kikosicki?s class at Cobblestone, will have his poster entered in statewide judging in Orange County on April 9. If his poster is chosen best in the state, it will be entered into the national contest against other state winners this summer. The last two national winners have come from Placer County schools. The annual poster contest is one of the several youth programs sponsored by the Gold Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). For more information about the Sons of the American Revolution, go to www.GoldCountrySAR.com. ~Staff report