CLINTON — Marianna Wacker, a student at Washington Middle School, won a local competition sponsored by the Clinton Lions Club.
Alexis Rickertsen of Prince of Peace and Taijianna Hill of Lyons Middle School also competed in the competition.
Wacker’s poster was among more than 375,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 26th annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Club International sponsors the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.
The poster was selected for its originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme, “Our World, Our Future.”
Clinton Lions Club President Rhonda Lange said she was impressed by the expression and creativity of the students at all three schools.
“It is obvious that these young people have strong ideas about what peace means to them,” she said. “I’m so proud that we were able to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions.”
Wacker’s poster advanced to face stiff competition through the district, advancing to the State level.
Locally, Wacker, Hill and Rickertsen were honored for their participation by the Clinton Lions Club on April 9 at Pizza Ranch in Clinton.
View international grand prize and merit award winners at www.lionsclubs.org.
Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs in 207 countries and geographic areas. In addition to its efforts toward conquering blindness, the organization has made a strong commitment to community service and helping youth throughout the world.