by Lucie Roy
Three Morinville Public School students took first, second and third place in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest at the school. Abbigail Gould took first place Chays Hall came in second, and Nicholas Grevier received third place in the annual contest. Morinville Lions Club President Francis Fryters made presentations to the three students Nov. 18.
The contest is an opportunity for clubs to work with youth in the community, stressing the importance of peace, tolerance and international understanding. Young people aged 11-13 are asked to think about peace and creatively express what it means to them, sharing their own unique vision of the world through the art of posters.
The Morinville Public School posters are three of more than 450,000 entries submitted worldwide in the annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest.
Gould’s first place poster will be in St. Albert amongst other entries to face competition through the district, multiple district and international rounds of competition for the title of International Grand Prize winner. One grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners will be selected. The grand prize includes a cash award of US $500, plus a trip for the winner and two family members to an award ceremony.
Other schools participating in the contest were Sturgeon Heights and Georges H. Primeau.