Sixth Grader Ember Morgan Earns First Place Award for Peace Poster

Lions Club sponsors Peace Poster contest

By Ella Rodgers
AE/MS Art Teacher Courtney Minnehan presents sixth grader Ember Morgan with first place for her Peace Poster. Caption and photo: Kasey Schoch

Andover Elementary/Middle School has hosted its annual Peace Poster contest for grades six through eight. Every year there is a different prompt, with this year’s being “How we are all connected.” The Andover Lions Club sponsored and organized the event, but Courtney Minnehan, AE/MS art teacher, is credited for working with the students during school hours as one of this year’s enrichment clubs.

This year’s Peace Poster contest was a huge success, and for the second year in a row sixth graders were invited to enter the contest. Students were asked to show people how they feel about the idea that the whole world is connected. 

The winner of this year’s Peace Poster contest was sixth grader Ember Morgan. Her project has already been sent to the state contest judges for review. Second and third place went to Ella Rodgers (a two-time second place winner in the eighth grade) and Victoria Koron (seventh grade).

The Peace Poster contest was definitely something AE/MS needed, to show people that through the rough times there’s still peace and hope. All of the posters took hours of time to show that we still have that. All of the posters were phenomenal, and the Peace Poster contest is sure to continue as a favorite activity for students to participate in for years to come.