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Celeste Satchell, eighth-grader from Jessieville Middle School, recently won the District 7-L Lions Club Peace Poster Contest. Her poster will advance to compete in multidistrict and international rounds of competition.

Runner-up in the District 7-L Lions Club Peace Poster Contest was Celeste Rea-Garibay, a seventh-grader from Fountain Lake.

HSV Breakfast Lions Club President Bob Peterson said that he was impressed by the expressions and creativity of the students. District 7-L District Governor Don Draper was equally impressed.

"It is obvious that these young people have strong ideas about what peace means to them," he said. "I'm proud that we were able to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions."

Lions Club International is sponsoring 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, "Kindness Matters."

"We are cheering for Celeste as she advances in the competition, and we hope that her vision will ultimately be shared with others around the world," District 7-L Peace Poster coordinator Audrey Findlen said.

One grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners will be selected. The grand prize includes a cash award of $5,000 plus a trip for the winner and two family members to an award ceremony. The 23 merit award winners will each receive a certificate and a cash award of $500.

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with 1.4 million members in more than 47,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographic areas. In addition to its efforts toward conquering blindness, the organization has made a strong commitment to community service and helping youths throughout the world.

School on 01/06/2019

Print Headline: Jessieville student advances in Lions International Peace Poster Contest

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