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Lions Club celebrates Peace Poster winners

Jan 08, 2020
Pictured, from left, are Pearl Hedstrom, Siena Scordino, Jim Morse, Teague Buchanan and Lion Jerry Stone.

Camden — The Camden Maine Lions Club held a dinner Dec. 7 to celebrate the local winners of the annual Lions International Peace Poster contest.  This year’s theme was “Journey of Peace.”  Lion Jerry Stone works with Camden-Rockport Middle School sixth grade teacher Jim Morse each year on this event.  This year 27 students competed.  Teague Buchanan created the winning poster, which has been sent forward to  the Maine state contest.

Siena Scordino and Pearl Hedstrom were runners up.  The Lions gave each winning student $100 and held a pizza party at the school for all the students who competed.

This annual contest encourages students to creatively think about what peace means to them.  Morse encourages all of his students to enter the contest each year.  Students can only use hand-drawn images that they create themselves. After the poster deadline, Stone collects the posters and a committee of Lions judges them.  The winning poster goes next to district judging and could go on to judging at the regional, national, and international levels.


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