Medina students create posters promoting peace

Staff Reports Posted 13 January 2016 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – Medina posters winners Jaxon Phillips, left, and Logan Meacham are pictured with Medina Lions Club President James Hancock.

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MEDINA – Every year, Lions Clubs around the world sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools.

The contest encourages young people to use their artistic abilities and create a poster that represents their vision of peace. Millions of children participate worldwide every year.

This year the Medina Lions Club recognized two Clifford Wise Middle School students for their artwork. Logan Meacham, a sixth grader, took the top honor and sixth grader Jaxon Phillips received an honorable mention.

Physical education teacher Travis Phillips is a Lions Club member and organizes the contest for the club, who had a record number of entries this year.

The school’s art teacher Judy Light says it was great exercise for her students.

“I find the contest to be a good challenge for my students,” Light said. “It is unusual that there is no slogan or logo. The students have to create their image about a message of peace using only symbols and pictures and no words.”