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North Lake Middle School students win Lions Club art contest


Every year local Lions Clubs from around the world in 208 countries sponsor Middle School students to do an art project where the art is judged at different levels, from local to international competitions. Students must meet certain criteria, including being creative, artistic merit, and the expression of theme.

The final winner getting an all-expense paid trip with family to the United Nations on Lions Day and receive $5,000. This year's theme was Our World, Our Future.

North Lake Middle School took part in this year's Lake Stevens Lions Club Peace Poster Contest under the direction of art teacher Jennifer Penn. There were 20 Peace Posters that were submitted for judging to be done by the Lake Stevens Lions Club. First Place went to Kylee Strawder ($100), Second Place went to Madelyn Winkley ($75), and Third Place went to Cassandra Hinker ($50).

From Lake Stevens the Peace Poster's first place winner went to North Bend. The local club there judged the winners of the District Peace Poster Contest that were submitted by the clubs that participated in the 42 club district 19B; under the direction of Lion District Governor Steve Brooks.

First Place in the 19B Lion District Peace Poster Contest for the year 2013 went to Kylee Strawder, and has good odds to win Multiple District. This is the second year in a row that an entry from Lake Stevens has won at the local level and at the District 19B level.

Last year's 2012 winner was Ashton Meas, another student from North Lake Middle School, under direction of art teacher Jennifer Penn.

The Award Ceremony took place at the Lake Stevens Fire Conference Hall on the evening of December 3. The three winners of this year's winners in attendance were honored as well as 2012's 19B District winner. Lion District Governor Steve Brooks gave words of praise to the winners and Lion President Steve Strong, local chair of the contest, and president of the Lake Stevens Lions Club, handed out award plaques and checks. The winners who attended brought and introduced their families, and everyone was treated to a great meal and a good time.

Tonya Christofferson, Lake Stevens Sewer District Manager of Administration, said that copies of the 19B District winners will be put on display soon at the sewer office on Vernon Road for the public to view.

This is a great honor and tribute to North Lake Middle School and the Lake Stevens School District. The winners of this year's contest were on display in the North Lake Middle School office entrance.


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