Each year Lions Clubs International sponsors a worldwide Peace Poster contest asking students to create a picture of their vision of the Peace theme.  This year that theme was “Celebrate Peace.”  The Lions clubs of Hollywood, Leonardtown, and Lexington Park together with our community partner, the St. Mary’s County Arts Council, sponsored the local contest, opening the competition to all St. Mary’s County students ages 11, 12, and 13.  It was an open competition, available to all young artists of those ages.

The winners this year are:

  • Virginia Marie H., Prairie Hill Homeschool.
    “Peace is a place where everything is quiet.”
  • Claire Schug, St. John’s School.
    Peace is calm and resting.  Peace is mankind and earth in harmony.  There is no violence, mean words, and hatred.”Art teacher:  Julia Redding
  • Cristina Sommerkamp, Margaret Brent Middle School.
    Follow the road to peace.”Art teacher:  Stacey Bodziak
  • Jasmin Hillian, Leonardtown Middle School.
    Peace is like a tree.  In order to flourish, there must first be a seed planted.”Art teacher:  Amy Meunier
  • Megan Reppel, Ridge Elementary School.
    I wish for peace around the world.” Independent entry

See the winning entries and read the full write-up here. 

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