2013-12-12 / Local & State

FR Lions Peace Poster Winners


Pictured, above, left: Dick Price, Walter Houck and Freddie Houck of Forbes Road Lions; Lisa Black, art teacher; front: Codi Brown, Tabatha Thomas, Shelby Harnish, and Sierra Everhart. Pictured, above, left: Dick Price, Walter Houck and Freddie Houck of Forbes Road Lions; Lisa Black, art teacher; front: Codi Brown, Tabatha Thomas, Shelby Harnish, and Sierra Everhart. Forbes Road Lions annual peace poster contest has been completed, and Shelby Harnish, a sixthgrade student at Forbes Road Elementary, is this year’s winner.

Shelby’s poster is among more than 350,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 26th annual Lions International Peace Poster contest. The Forbes Road Lions Club awarded Shelby $75 for first place.

Second-place winner, Sierra Everhart, received $50, and Tobatha Thomas and Codi Brown each received $25 for third-place tie. Each of the other 19 Forbes Road Elementary sixth-grade students received $5 for participating.

Forbes Road Lions Club President Jarrod Sharpe said he was impressed by the expression and creativity of the students at Forbes. “It is obvious that these young people have strong ideas about what peace means to them. I’m so proud that we are able to provide hem with the opportunity to share their visions.”

Lisa Black, Forbes Road art teacher, sixthgrade teachers and other staff members also cooperated with this project.

Shelby is the daughter of Greg and Dawn Harnish of Burnt Cabins.

She advanced on to regional competition abd won first place there as well. Her creation is now being considered at the state level.

Black stated: “I look forward to this unit each year! This is a wonderful opportunity for students to view the work and ideas of young artists living around the world, and hear discussion among their classmates and families. In turn, they interpret the theme, which for 2013 was “Our World, Our Future,” and develop their own views on peace.”

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