All participants will be entered in drawing to win medallion
Carson City, Nev. – In honor of Nevada’s 150th birthday, the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission invites all elementary age children in Nevada to participate in choosing the design elements for the third Sesquicentennial medallion.  The medallion, third of four in the Sesquicentennial series being produced throughout the year, will feature the winning design elements as chosen by Nevada students.  Votes must be submitted to Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki’s office no later than Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

“I am so excited for all the elementary age students in Nevada to get involved in our state’s birthday party by helping choose the design for our third Sesquicentennial medallion,” said Lieutenant Governor and Nevada 150 Chairman, Brian Krolicki. “One of the best things I get to do as Lieutenant Governor and Chairman of the Commission is find ways for students to personally participate in this historic year.  So I hope all of the classes get involved, learn a little more about our great state, vote on their favorite design, enter the contest and maybe win a medallion!”

The contest will serve as an opportunity for young students throughout the state to participate in honoring Nevada’s statehood.  Students are asked to choose an individual element or combined group of elements that they would like to see represented on the third medallion.  The actual design will then be developed from the element or group of three elements receiving the most votes.  Each tally sheet received by the Lt. Governor’s office will be entered in a drawing.  The winning class will receive a copper medallion stamped with the winning design for each student and teacher in the class.

Individual elements include:  Big Horn Sheep, Hoover Dam, Liberty Bell – First Slot Machine and Lake Tahoe.

Group of elements include:  (1) Rugged Nevada:  Big Horn Sheep, Bristlecone Pine and Mt. Wheeler;  (2) Nevada’s Early Heritage:  Petroglyph, Tule Duck Decoy and Basket;  (3) Prehistoric Nevada:  Bristlecone Pine, Ichthyosaur and Desert Tortoise;  and (4) Sign-Up for Nevada:  Welcome to Las Vegas Sign, Reno Arch and Wendover Will.

Nevada elementary schools should have received the tally sheet and background on the suggested elements.  For more information, and classes wishing to participate but have not received the information, contact Linda Frederick at 775-684-7111.  Submissions can be sent by email to, by fax, 775-684-7110, or mailed to 101 N. Carson St., Suite 2, Carson City, NV 89701.

Sales of the commemorative medallions help fund the Nevada 150 events and year-long celebration. Throughout the year, four different medallions will be released at different dates for purchase. For more information about Nevada 150, visit



Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come.  Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history will be celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of all Nevadans.  Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration will commence on Nevada Day 2013 and conclude with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October, 2014. For more information, please visit

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