Stu­dent takes out Li­ons art award

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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