Marshall Housing Authority announces Welch as State Award Winner

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Marshall Housing Authority Executive Director David Hayes (left) stands with Kody Welsh (right), state award winner of the 2016 Missouri Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials' Housing America "What Home Means to Me" Poster Contest. (Contributed image)

The Marshall Housing Authority announced Kody Welch, of Marshall, as the winner of the 2016 Missouri Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials' Housing America "What Home Means to Me" Poster Contest -- Middle School Division.

According to a press release, the award was presented at the MoNAHRO Fall Conference held in Jefferson City on Sept. 28. Welch received a plaque and a $50 gift certificate for his award-winning poster and essay. His poster will be part of the MoNAHRO's 2017 calendar.

According to the press release, Welch's poster and essay focused on "Friends, Family and Freedom." He wrote, "My friends and I, we love the playground . . . My family is me and my mom, we love to go for walks . . . I love being able to go anywhere without anyone's permission but my mom's."

The poster and essay will be considered as a finalist for the 2017 National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials' Housing America "What Home Means to Me" Contest.

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