The Lynchburg Lions Club and Lions Clubs International sponsor their annual Peace Poster Contest in the fall. The Lynchburg club encourages middle school students to develop a special poster on a theme related to promoting world peace.
Three winners are selected and they are given certificates and cash prizes. The top three winners and their families will also be invited to a special dinner later this winter at the Lynchburg Lions Club building to honor them.
The top three winners this year, in order, are Catherine Knope, Breyanna Hutchinson and Sophia Balon. All three girls are students at the Lynchburg-Clay Middle School. Knope’s award-winning poster was submitted to the district finals for competition at that level.
Each Lions Club is encouraged to submit an entry from their local school. There are 43 Lions Clubs in District 13-J, and the Lynchburg Club was proud to sponsor Knope in the district contest.
Results were released on Nov. 19 and Knope finished first in the district finals.
Congratulations to all of the 71 student entrants from Lynchburg-Clay and especially to Knope for winning both the local contest and the overall district contest. She and her family will be recognized at the District Convention on April 30.
Submitted by Lynchburg Lions Club