Two local Lions Clubs have announced the sixth grade winners of this year’s Peace Poster Contest.
One representative from both the Jeffersonville Lions Club and New Holland Lions Club met at Miami Trace Middle School on Friday afternoon to honor six students who participated in the poster contest. All sixth graders at Miami Trace participated in the competition, and 179 posters in total were submitted.
From New Holland, the winners were Asucel Cruz in first place, Audrey White in second place and Carley Payton in third place. From Jeffersonville, Lily Waddle placed first, Emma Trimble placed second and Sophia Schirm placed third.
New Holland Lions Club President Marty Mace — who announced the New Holland students — said he was impressed by the expression and creativity of the sixth grade students at Miami Trace Middle School.
“The posters were judged on originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme, ‘Kindness matters,’” Mace said. “I’m so proud that we were able to provide the students the opportunity to share their vision.”
Jeffersonville Lions Club President Gary Herdman congratulated the students as well on Friday at the school. He said that the submissions were all very nice.
“These kids did great work on their posters, almost too good, as it made it difficult to pick the winners,” Herdman said. “We looked at the posters and the verses they chose, and it was those verses that really set them off and allowed us to pick the winners.”
These posters were among more than 600,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 31st-annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International sponsored the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.
Lions Club International is the world’s longest service club organization with 1.4 million members in more than 47,000 clubs in more than 200 countries. In addition to its efforts toward conquering blindness, the organization has made a strong commitment to community service and helping youth throughout the world.
The information in this article was provided by Marty Mace, New Holland Lions Club President.
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