Poster contest

St. Joseph Schools eighth grader Luke Thessing holds a smaller version of his award-winning poster.

Luke Thessing, one of 18 eighth graders in Penny Bassham’s art class at St. Joseph School, recently had his artwork chosen to represent the school in the Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest.

The contest has been held for the past 30 years and allows children between the ages of 11-13 to artistically express their views of peace and to spread them around the world. Each entry is judged on originality, artistic merit, and theme. “We Are Connected” was the theme for 2021-22.

Working through the Conway Evening Lions Club, Thessing’s poster first represented St. Joseph at the local level. It went on to win at the district judging and has since moved on to state competition.

If Thessing’s poster wins there, it would be sent to the international contest involving some 75 countries. The grand prize winner receives an award and $5,000 prize.

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