White Cloud makes La Crescent boy a winner

Source: WXOW | January 29, 2014

LA CRESCENT, Minn. (WXOW) - Good news for fans of the La Crescent boy who was competing in a national contest with his artwork.

White Cloud announced Monday afternoon that due to an outpouring of support for Obi Christenson, they are making him an honorary fourth place winner in their Miracle Designs contest.

It means that Obi, along with the other three winners, will have their designs featured on White Cloud Facial Tissue boxes, receive a one-year supply of White Cloud products, and earn a $15,000 donation to their Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

In the contest, Obi finished in fourth place by 82 votes in the national Facebook contest.

There's more to the story, however. The third place finisher, Rylee Raine Schrader, posted a message on the White Cloud Facebook page saying that she would prefer the company to award third place to Obi instead.

White Cloud opted to award prizes to the top four however.