The winners in the 2009 Nebraska Spirit Art Contest were honored with a day of activities in Lincoln. Secretary Gale and Nebraska.gov, the state's Web site, sponsored the contest for students in kindergarten through fifth grade to showcase their knowledge of Nebraska and its history. The contest winners are pictured at a State Capitol ceremony. Front row (from left): Kaila Avent of Hastings, Michaela Keller of Valentine and Jon Keller of Valentine. Back row (from left): Secretary Gale, Mackenzie Allen of Alliance, Nathaniel Kiolbasa of Juniata, Marissa Salber of Omaha and Gov. Dave Heineman.