Carbonear Legion awards night honours Trinity-Conception students
Over 150 people assembled at the Carbonear Legion to watch as 42 local students representing seven schools were recognized for their winning entries in the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poster and Literary Contest.
The contest is open to students from Grades 1-12 and is divided into four divisions — primary (1-3), junior (4-6), intermediate (7-9) and senior (10-12). There are four categories — two in the poster category (black and white and colour) and two in the literary contest (poem and essay).
Branch 23 Carbonear received over 1,000 entries from the seven schools: Carbonear Academy, Carbonear Collegiate, Persalvic Elementary, Cabot Academy, Tricon Elementary, Baccalieu Collegiate and Perlwin Elementary. These entries were judged by three retired teachers in Carbonear and the top three winners in all the categories received their prizes Feb 20.
The top three winners in each category are also sent into Provincial Command of Newfoundland and Labrador Command of The Royal Canadian Legion for further judging. Among these 42 entries, there were winners: nine
(1st mediate Poem); provincial
Academy (1st place Primary Colour Poster);
Elementary (1st place Junior Colour Poster);
place mediate Colour Poster);
Junior - salvic Elementary (3rd place -
- - Collegiate (3rd place Senior Black and White Poster);
- ear Collegiate (2nd place Senior Essay);
The five first-place winners will be judged in Ottawa against all first-place winners from across Canada.
The highlight of the evening
students selected to participate in the Annual Legion’s Pilgrimage to Europe to follow Trail of the Caribou in July. They will join 16 other students, four veterans, four chaperons, a nurse and the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial President Comrade Frank Sullivan on the eight-day trip.
Comrade Sarah Lawrence, Carbonear Branch Schools Committee chairperson, emceed the evening and many legions members, including Branch President Gary Laing, took turns presenting the prizes to the students. Comrade Berkley Lawrence, Provincial Command First Vice President, made the provincial presentations.
The nine provincial poster and literary contest winners (front, from left) Emily Button, Brooklyn Noonan, Isabel Harris, Bryanna Hogan, Cassandra Hogan, Alisha Mahoney; (back) Comrade Berkley Lawrence (provincial Poppy and Remembrance chairman), Brandon Younge, Matthew Butt and Comrade Sarah Lawrence (Branch 23 Schools Committee chairperson). Missing from photo is Madison Baldwin.