On the morning of Saturday, Nov. 28, executive members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 236 St Marys presented awards to some very talented local students. First, second and third place finishers in the various categories were acknowledged with a certificate and a cash award. Friends and family were present to witness the presentations and to assist in congratulating them for a job well done.
The list of the award winners is as follows:
Junior Poetry – 1st Ashley Simpson, 2nd Roserita Verwer, 3rd Sarah McCurdy
Junior Essay – 1st Niamh Brennan, 2nd Lauren Gracey, 3rd Faith Brinke
Junior Black & White Poster – 1st Sarah Lynch, 2nd Avery Aarts, 3rd Thalina Tucker
Junior Colour Poster – 1st Brady Medd, 2nd Paige Barr, 3rd Atticus Carlyle Dewys
Intermediate Poetry – 1st Tatem Edwards, 2nd Kelsey Garner, 3rd Holly Graham
Intermediate Essay – 1st Evelyn Quast, 2nd Tatem Edwards
Intermediate Black & White Poster – 1st Grayson Good
Senior Colour Poster – 1st Avery Armstrong
Following the presentations, Youth Education Chair Dave Graham informed those present that all first place finishers will be sent to Stratford for consideration at the Zone level. Winners there will carry on to the District, then Provincial, and finally the National level.
“We received in excess of 100 entries this year, which was great”, said Graham. “We believe the quality of the work to be very high, and are hoping some of these talented folks will do well as they are judged at the higher levels.”
The photo shows the following personnel:
Standing: Dave Graham (Youth Education Chair), Grayson Good, Evelyn Quast, Tatem Edwards, Holly Graham, Avery Armstrong, Roserita Verwer, Sarah McCurdy, and Peter Bushfield (Branch 236 President)
Seated: Paige Barr, Brady Medd, Sarah Lynch, Thalina Tucker, Avery Aarts, and Lauren Gracey