‘Re­mark­able re­sponse’ to stamp con­test

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On May 4, the Cupids Mu­seum an­nounced the win­ners of the 16th annual Postage Stamp De­sign Con­test. The 2012 theme “By Land and Sea and Air” pro­vided stu­dents across the Avalon Penin­sula with the op­por­tu­nity to re­search in­di­vid­u­als such as Marc Garneau, Terry Fox, and Bob Bartlett in hon­our of Canada’s Her­itage Day on Feb. 15.

The judges were de­lighted with the re­mark­able re­sponse of en­tries re­ceived from schools on the Avalon Penin­sula.

The 2012 Postage Stamp De­sign Con­test was spon­sored by the Cupids Legacy Cen­tre, Canada Post, Parks Canada, and the Cupids His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. The St. John’s Philatelic So­ci­ety, CBS Ren­tals Inc., Edmund Daw­son from the In­vestors Group and Dave Pow­ell from Pow­ell’s Su­per­mar­kets were also proud sup­port­ers of this year’s con­test.

Linda Kane, Cupids Mu­seum Cu­ra­tor, and spon­sor rep­re­sen­ta­tives pre­sented awards and prizes at the East­ern School District Re­gional Her­itage Fair at Amal­ga­mated Academy in Bay Roberts.

Emily Dal­ton of Mo­bile Cen­tral High re­ceived the Cupids Mu­seum Award of Ex­cel­lence. Her colour­ful en­try was cho­sen as this year’s top de­sign as it in­cor­po­rated all as­pects of the theme “By Land and Sea and Air.” The Cupids Legacy Inc. Her­itage Award was pre­sented to James Ne­whook from Laval High School. His in­ter­est­ing piece de­picts a Cana­dian as­tro­naut in space, with Earth in the back­ground.

In the ju­nior di­vi­sion (Grades 4 to 6), first place was awarded to Bre­anna Til­ley of Ron­calli Ele­men­tary. Bre­anna rep­re­sented the theme quite well through three pic­tures; the Vik­ing ar­rival; Terry Fox‘s Marathon of Hope; and Amelia Earhart.

Ka­t­rina-Lynn Picco of Bishop Field Ele­men­tary was awarded sec­ond place, bring­ing together all three as­pects of the theme within an out­door scene. Third place was pre­sented to Sa­man­tha MutreySwain. Her four-sec­tion de­sign showed ex­plor­ers Wil­liam Epps Cor­mack, Bob Bartlett and Amelia Earhart. Hon­ourable men­tions in this cat­e­gory were awarded to Macken­zie Smith and Jenelle Thorne, both from Wood­land Ele­men­tary.

For the se­nior di­vi­sion (Grades 7 to 9), Laura Cur­tis of Mo­bile Cen­tral High was pre­sented with the first place medal for her ex­cel­lent de­pic­tion of Cana­dian As­tro­naut Marc Garneau. Sec­ond place was awarded to Sarah Ker­rivan of Laval High School. Sarah’s piece illustrated Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope, demon­strat­ing how his jour­ney by land be­gan in New­found­land. Caro­line Mur­phy from Mo­bile Cen­tral High placed third in the se­nior di­vi­sion, de­pict­ing Amelia Earhart’s flight over New­found­land. Clair Gather­all from Mo­bile Cen­tral High and Alexan­dria Cof­fey from Fa­tima Academy were pre­sented with Hon­ourable men­tions.

En­tries sub­mit­ted by stu­dents were dis­played at the East­ern School District Re­gional Her­itage Fair in Bay Roberts on May 4-5. All de­signs will be dis­played through­out the summer at the Cupids Legacy Cen­tre and at the St. John’s Philatelic So­ci­ety ex­hibit in St. John’s.

— Sub­mit­ted by Linda Kane, cu­ra­tor emer­i­tus, Cupids Mu­seum

Photo by Terry Roberts/the Com­pass

Par­tic­i­pants in this year’s East­ern School District pub­lic speak­ing com­pe­ti­tion in­clude, from left, Bran­den O’Brien (win­ner) of St. Kevin’s High, El­iz­a­beth Hicks of Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate, Cather­ine Durl­ing of Bish­ops Col­lege, Taylor Lynn Hutch­ings of As­cen­sion Col­le­giate, Evan Slaney of Queen El­iz­a­beth high, Daniel Rees of Holy Spirit high, Charles Byrne of St. Michael’s high, and Adrienne Janes of Bac­calieu Col­le­giate.

Sub­mit­ted photo

Shown here are win­ners and or­ga­niz­ers of the 16th annual Postage Stamp De­sign Con­test. They are, from left, James Ne­whook, Laval High School; Sylvia Ficken, St. John’s Philatelic So­ci­ety; Sarah Ker­rivan, Laval High School; Macken­zie Smith, Wood­land Ele­men­tary; Jenelle Thorne, Wood­land Ele­men­tary; Linda Soper, Canada Post; Sa­man­tha Mutrey-Swain, Davis Ele­men­tary; and Bre­anna Til­ley, Ron­calli Ele­men­tary.

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