Student takes out Lions art award
WHITSUNDAY Christian College student Rachel Askew has put her artistic skills to good use to win the Lions peace poster prize for North Queensland.
Rachel’s peace poster was voted by Whitsunday Lions members as the best out of the college’s 33 entries and then also won the regional award that was voted on at the recent Lions district convention in Mackay.
Prizes were also awarded to students Natasha Cook and Jaimie Allen for finishing second and third and to students who won highly commended awards.
Whitsunday Lions president Warwick McAllister and competition co-ordinator Sue Gravelle presented certificates to all students at a special ceremony at the school on Monday morning.
“This is a global project where- by kids draw or paint a poster symbolising peace. It has been running for over 25 years and encourages children aged 11-13 to give their thoughts and interpretations on peace in the world,” she said.
“All of the students did great work in capturing the theme of our world, our future and Rachel will now go on to be judged at a national level.”
PEACE POSTERS: Whitsunday Lions Sue Gravelle and Warwick McAllister with Natasha Cook (second), Rachel Askew (first) and Jaimie Allen (third) at the Lions peace poster competition presentation at the Whitsunday Christian College on Monday.