Posted in Colchester Middle School, Community, General, Student Spotlight

Creative Ways to Express Peace

Colchester Middle School students are winners of the 2012 Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest. Each year, Lions Club chapters around the world proudly sponsor the contest in local schools and youth groups. This year’s theme was “Imagine Peace,” and hundreds of thousands of students all around the world participated. In fact, more than four million young people from nearly one hundred countries have participated in this annual event over the past twenty-five years.

Colchester Middle School students display their award-winning interpretations of peace
Colchester Middle School students display their award-winning interpretations of peace

While spreading peace and international understanding, contestants created original works of art reflecting their cultures and life experiences using a wide variety of mediums—crayon, charcoal, paint, pencils, and other materials through which they expressed their vision. Each entry was judged on originality, artistic merit, and expression of the theme and advanced through several judging levels: local, district, multiple district, and international. CMS participated in the event for the very first time this year with more than seventy students taking part, and the students made an impressive showing.

The following students’ posters were chosen by the local chapter of the Lions Club membership as the first place, second place, and honorable mention entries:

First Place: Djoule Warren (Djoule was also named as the second-place winner in the Imagine Peace Poster Contest for District 45, earning a special status of second place in the overall state for her submission!)

Second Place: Anya Olmstead-Posey

Honorable Mentions:

  • Brooke Marcotte
  • Cydney Viens
  • Kaylyn Morse
  • Nicole Corriveau
  • Tabitha Myers

The Lions Club’s award ceremony at the Hampton Inn in Colchester is anticipated in January.

Special thanks to Colchester Lions Club Peace Poster Chairperson and Board of Directors member Scott Hinman. A big round of heartfelt thanks also goes to every student who participated in the event and to Sandra Hawkes for to leading this work. The collaborative efforts with family, school, and the larger Colchester community are growing at CMS!

Do you like CSD Spotlight? If so, please encourage your family and friends to subscribe! We are working hard to engage our community and keep everyone informed. Please help us spread the word!