Merrimack Student Advances Lions Peace Poster Contest
Maddie Kelly, an 8th grade student at Merrimack Middle School, has won the peace poster competition sponsored by the Merrimack Lions Club. Her poster was selected for its originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme, "Imagine Peace." Kelly's poster will advance through the district, multiple district and international rounds of competition. Other winning poster entries along with Maddie’s will be on display at Kimball Jenkins School of Art in Concord in the spring. Cheryl Ortega, Merrimack Lions Club president said she was impressed by the expression and creativity of the students at Merrimack Middle School.
"It is obvious that these young people have a strong idea about what peace means to them. I am so proud that we were able to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions."
This is the 25th annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Club International is sponsoring the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young children everywhere.