Each year the Lions Club holds a Peace Poster contest for students. This year the Sandia Mountain Lions judged four schools; the winners from each school got a combined total of about $900 in prize money and will now advance to a statewide competition. Those going forward could end up in the club’s international competition, which has a $5,000 prize, and winners invited to speak at the United Nations.
The top three winners from each school, along with their parents and teachers, were treated to a pizza party and awards by the Lions Club.
The first-place winner at Prince of Peace Lutheran School was Ivory Gonzales. Edgewood Middle School’s first-place poster was drawn by Grace Ann Hart. Moriarty Middle School’s first-place poster was drawn by Melanya Andrews. Roosevelt’s first-place effort was drawn by Ilaya Anaya.
To learn more about the Sandia Mountain Lions, contact 505-286-6267.
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