Portales student places in chicken festival poster contest

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Kambrey Blakey, 12, of Portales won in her age category in the 2010 High Plains Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest, according to a news release from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

Blakey topped the kindergarten through fifth-grade division to win $50.

Lauren Bennet of Corrales took the sixth- through 12-grade category, and Susan Brooke of Belen won overall. Brooke’s oil paintings of

lesser prairie chickens at sunrise is to be reproduced on the poster for the April festival.