VEREGENNES-Champlain Valley Christian School art teacher Valerie Murphy, Vergennes American Legion Auxilairy's Jackie Cushman, Poppy Poster Contest winners Stephanie Praasma, Jessica Waterman, Noah Praasma and Vergennes American Legion Auxiliary President Pam Norton. Stephanie, Jessica and Noah's posters won the Vermont Poppy Poster contest for their age category.
The posters were then submitted to the Easter Division for judging. The eastern division consists of 10 states and the District of Columbia. Jessica and Noah both won first place in their age category in the Eastern Division. Each received a certificate from the Eastern Division chairman.
Jessica and Noah also received a certificate signed by the National Poppy Chairman and received a poppy charm and a flag tie tac respectively. Poster criteria is based on word type, count, color usage and artistic ability depicting the poppy and it's significance.