SCHROONLAKE-Young artists in Schroon Lake have made a statement for world peace.
Students at the local school took part in the 11th annual Lions International Peace Poster contest, sponsored locally by the Schroon Lake Lions Club. The theme of the contest was "Vision of Peace."
Molly Wisser, the local winner of the contest, was also chosen as the District 20W winner. The district includes New York State and the island of Bermuda.
Named runners-up in the local competition were Jordan Budwick and Natalia Stout. All three are junior high students at Schroon Lake Central School. Their art teacher is Brie Rosecrans.
"The young people who participated in this year's contest impressed not only the judges, but also the Town of Schroon Lions Club members," said Lion Dennis D'Amico, the contest chairman. "The participants demonstrated creativity, enthusiasm and thoughtfulness in the making of their posters. The Lions are particularly grateful for the inspiration and guidance of the school's art teacher, Brie Rosecrans."
The winners, their parents and teacher were recognized at the March meeting of the club.
The Lions International Peace Poster contest is an annual event sponsored by Lions International. More than 325,000 young people ages 11-13, representing approximately 200 countries and geographic areas of the world, participate. The international grand prize winner is honored in an award ceremony at Lions Day at the United Nations in February.
"The purpose of the peace poster contest is to help young people focus on the wider world beyond that in which they live, a world that is in desperate need of those who will dream the dream of peace," D'Amico said.