On display at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton are 28 entries from Lincoln County in the 2005-06 Lions International Peace Post Contest. The yearâ€™s theme was â€œPeace without borders.â€
Students who earned top honors received a cash award and their school placed their name on a plaque.
The first place winnerâ€™s poster from each school advanced to the Lions District 31-C Contest, which encompasses a five-county area. Four past district winners have been from Lincoln County, and this year was no different.
The poster by Andrew Stanley of Pumpkin Center Middle School represented District 31-C at the state level, but was not selected to advance to the international level.
Peace posters submitted by 28 students line a wall at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton. Sarah Grano / LTN Photo
This yearâ€™s other top winners for Lincoln County were Andrew Stanley and Linda Harvey of Pumpkin Center Middle School, Rekay White and Emily Kosmala of East Lincoln Middle School, Tiffany Starnes and Gisselle Fuentes of the Lincoln Charter School, Kayla Heavner and Megan Best of Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy, Ashley Dameron and Emily Brown of Lincolnton Middle School and Laura Baker and Lauren Buchanan of West Lincoln Middle School.
Only 24 international winners were selected to compete at the international level with the grand winner receiving $2,500, a plaque and a trip to the award ceremony at the Lions Day with the United Nations in New York City in March.
Lincolnton Lions Club is proud to sponsor this project locally.
by Staff Reports