Kent School participates in Lions Club poster contest

The Chestertown Lions Club has announced the winners of last year’s peace poster contest. From left are Amy Bower, Kent School art teacher; Peri Overton, second place; Sarah Porter, first place; and Waylon Murphy, third place.

CHESTERTOWN — For more than three decades now, Lions Clubs around the world have been sponsoring very special art competitions in schools and with youth groups.

Creating peace posters gives students the opportunity to express their visions of peace through both art and creativity, a news release states.

Each year more than 600,000 students ages 11 to 13 participate in the Lions Club International Peace Poster Contests.

The Kent School in Chestertown decided to participate this year with 25 students beginning their poster design in September. The theme of this year’s contest was “Peace Through Service,” which emphasizes the Lions Clubs’ motto of “We Serve.”

The contest drew to a close in November with winners announced at a school assembly on Nov. 15.

Contest winners were Sarah Porter, first place; Peri Overton, second place; and Waylon Murphy, third place.

Porter’s poster was sent on to the Lions’ district competition.

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