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FORT LUPTON — Ashley Cedillo, an eighth-grader at Fort Lupton Middle School, took first place in the Lions Club of Fort Lupton’s peace poster contest.
Ashley’s poster was one of 375,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 26th annual Lions International contest, sponsored to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people. The poster was selected for its vision, originality and artistic portrayal of the contest’s theme, “Our World, Our Future.”
Lions Club Vice President Jim Johnson was impressed by the expression and creativity of the 40-some students who took part. The Lions are proud to be able to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions under the supervision of art instructor Luke Herbert.
Ashely’s poster will advance to the district level of judging, where it will compete with entries from other Lions Clubs. Ultimately, one grand-prize winner will be selected from 24 finalists, with a grand prize of $5,000 and a trip to the award ceremony at Lions Day at the United Nations.
In addition to Ashley’s $100 prize for first place, Sydney Garcia won second place and $60; Salvador Miranda won third place and $40. They and their parents were guests at the Nov. 4 Lions Club meeting.
District Governor Ken Moore and his lady Michelle, of the Gill Lions Club, addressed the audience in regard to the goals of Lionism and received the winning poster to be placed in competition with other finalists.