The Lancaster County Lions Club recently hosted an awards dinner for the four winners of this year’s local Peace Poster contest and their family members.
Lions Club International, the world’s largest service organization, sponsors the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere, said president Eileen Tullner.
“We had over 70 entries this year and there were so many excellent posters, it was difficult for our judges,” said Turner.
“Not only was I impressed by the quality of the posters, but the great enthusiasm displayed by the students who entered,” said Lancaster Middle school art teacher Marilyn Sprouse. “The standards set by the Lions Club for the contest are a perfect fit for our own Standards of Learning.”
First-place was awarded to Tiffany Thomas. Her poster was selected by our judges for its originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme, which this year is “Celebrating Peace,” said Tullner.
“Our club is cheering for Tiffany as her poster hopefully advances through the district, state and international levels,” she said. “One international grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners will ultimately be selected.”
Callee Smith placed second and Gabriella Urrea, third. Zykea Noel was awarded honorable mention.
“It is obvious these young people have strong ideas about what peace means to them,” said Tullner. “I’m so proud we could provide them with the opportunity to share their visions.”