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South Seneca & Romulus Power of Peace Art Contest

South Seneca & Romulus Middle School Students Spread the Power of Peace Through Lion’s Club Art Contest.Teachers teach, students draw, Lions reward and parents beam! There is much more happening than that. At a recent Ovid-Willard Lions club family and student recignition dinner, the club presented place and monetary awards to six students from South Seneca and Romulus for their Power of Peace posters: South Seneca first place-Nicole Sturdivant $100; second place-Jerra Coyle $75; third place-Monique Sheldon $50: Romulus first place-Liana Sauer $100; second place-Andreya Coleman $75; third place-Tabitha Wilson $50. First place winners, Nicole and Liana’s Power of Peace posters will advance to the District competition level in which up to 50 Clubs may participate. The District winner moves to a State level which represents 500 clubs and 17,000 Lion members. The International judging takes place at the United Nationas early next year.The challenge of a Peace poster contest moves beyond the difficult task of conceptualizing the abstraction called “Peace”. Students learn about themselves, teachers use the opportunity to show the class the achievements by others and develop expressive tools. The Lion’s Club volunteer judges dealt with abstract, vague tools, originality, artistic merit, theme adherence. Volunteer Lion’s club judges were June Favreau, Leona Deming, Phyllis Motill, Bob and Joan Covert, Mickie Sanders, Jack and Joanne McMahon who used a point system for each entry. Fourteen art pieces were submitted to the judges from Romulus art teacher, Melanie Shoebridge Bloom and South Seneca art teacher, Breana Copp. Honorable Mention Awards went to South Seneca’s Meghan Perry, Holly Reynolds, Kyle Sabara and Tyler Weeks. At Romulus, the students receving Honorable Mention recognition were: William Dahl, Danielle Riegel, Courtney Slack and Daniel Steel. Dan Motill, Ovid-Willard Lion’s Club Contest Chairperson noted, “Every year the students’ vision of the theme surprises–for example, at Romulus, the inclusion of music as an element that draws people together and, hence, creates Peace. At South Seneca, the power is viewed as electric. In every contest, the students add a new and different twist.” Congratulations to the artists!

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