Nov. 27, 2006

Local student wins Twins holiday card contest

By Lynda Jensen

Ten-year-old Tyler Halverson, a fifth-grade student at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, got the thrill of a lifetime last week when he was named the winner of the Minnesota Twins’ 2006 holiday card design contest.

Halverson will have his winning design featured on a Twins’ official holiday greeting card.

He will also receive a prize package that includes six lower level reserved tickets to a 2007 regular season Twins’ game, opportunity to be an honorary batting practice buddy, recognition on the Metrodome scoreboard, an autographed bat and an official Twins prize bag.

The Twins received more than 1,000 entries from students across the upper Midwest for the contest.

Youth in kindergarten through eighth grade from five states – Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota – were eligible to participate.

The Twins have displayed the holiday artwork of upper Midwest students on their holiday cards for the past several years, according to Andrea Larson, communications manager for the Twins.

Second place was awarded to 12-year-old Heather Kipfer, a seventh-grader from Redwood Valley Middle School in Redwood Falls.

Third place was given to 12-year-old Molly Nemer, a sixth-grader from Friendly Hills Middle School in Mendota Heights.

Kipfer and Nemer will receive four lower reserved tickets to a 2007 regular season Twins’ game, an autographed baseball and an official Twins prize bag.

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