Every fall, the Lyme-Old Lyme Lions sponsor a Peace Poster Contest for Middle School students in the Region 18 Lyme-Old Lyme school district. The art competition is part of the International Association of Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest, which for 26 years has inspired children ages 11, 12 and 13 from 100 countries to create their visions of peace. The 2013-14 theme is, “Our World, Our Future.”
Thelma Halloran, the Middle School art teacher in Region 18, encourages her students to create a poster meeting the contest criteria. The winner of the Lyme-Old Lyme contest receives an award from the Lyme-Old Lyme Lions, and the winning art is sent by November 15th to Lions District 24C for entry into that contest. The Lions District Governor picks a winning poster for the Multiple District Council competition, and the winner of that contest enters the Lions International contest.
We are extremely proud to announce that Miss Sarah Huang, an 11-year-old from Region 18 Middle School, is not only the winner of our local contest, but also of the Lions District 23C and the Multiple District Council contests. Her artwork (shown above) has been sent on to the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. The winner of that competition is expected to be announced in July of 2014. We have great hopes for Sarah’s amazing creation.