On display at the Charles R. Jonas Library in Lincolnton are the 20 â€œmost-outstandingâ€ entries from Lincoln County in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. This Yearâ€™s theme was â€œGive Peace a Chance.â€
Hannah Bunzey, a student at the Denver campus of Lincoln Charter School, received first place for her poster. Fellow Lincoln Charter School students Cameron McLean, Tabatha Williams and Sydney Deese also placed in the contest.
Other winners include Kandace Traver, Carson Cook and Ann Hovis of Pumpkin Center Middle School; Courtney Miller, Haley Hunter and J.T. Gaston of East Lincoln Middle School; Kayla Berryhill, Jessica Best and Megan Best of Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy and Jackline Mejia, Taylor Gazdeck and Kendra Byers of Lincolnton Middle School.
The first place winnerâ€™s poster from each school advanced to the Lionâ€™s District 31-C Contest, which encompasses a five county area. Four past district winners have been from Lincoln County.
Of 24 international winners that will eventually be selected, one grand prize winner will receive $2,500 in cash, a plaque and a trip to the award ceremony at Lions Day with the United Nations in New York City in March. The 23 Merit winners receive a certificate of $500.
To view previous grand prize and merit award posters visit www.lionsclub.org.
Hannah Bunzey, a student at the Lincoln Charter School in Denver, created the poster pictured at right. Sarah Grano / LTN Photo
by Staff Reports