Peace Poster Winners at Silas Wood

Photo: left to right back row: Lions Club representative Ms. Barbara DelliCarpini, Art Teacher Ms. Maribeth Hickey, and Principal Mr. Steve Toto with 7 of the 8 finalists at Silas Wood 6th Grade Center.
Photo: left to right back row: Lions Club representative Ms. Barbara DelliCarpini, Art Teacher Ms. Maribeth Hickey, and Principal Mr. Steve Toto with 7 of the 8 finalists at Silas Wood 6th Grade Center.
Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For 25 years, more than four million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.

Each year's art contest for kids consists of an original theme incorporating peace. The theme of the 2012-13 Peace Poster Contest is "Imagine Peace."  At Silas Wood, students under the direction of Art Teacher Ms. Maribeth Hickey used a variety of mediums, including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint, to express the theme. The works created are unique and express the young artists' life experiences and culture.

The Melville Lions Club representative Ms. Barbara DelliCarpini was pleased to make the announcements recently and hand out award certificates to the finalists and a $20 iTunes gift card to the three top winners at Silas Wood.   Congratulations to Ms. Hickey, and her talented students.

Participants: Kevin Flores, Kyle Brown, Jonathan Aziz, AJ Wobig, Rosa Portillo, Anthony Hughes, Brian Matute, Grant Christenson, Anna Scortichini, Alyssa Chillemi, Alycea Beatty, Jose Garcia, Deanna Tabibzada, Desiree Kleberg, Jaida Morgan, and Dachan Thompson.

Finalists: Anna Scortichini, Alyssa Chillemi, Alycea Beatty, Jose Garcia, Deanna Tabibzada, Desiree Kleberg, Jaida Morgan, and Dachan Thompson.

Winners: 
1st Place - Alycea Beatty 
2nd Place - Jose Garcia 
3rd Place - Alyssa Chillemi


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Photo: left to right back row: Lions Club representative Ms. Barbara DelliCarpini, Art Teacher Ms. Maribeth Hickey, and Principal Mr. Steve Toto with 7 of the 8 finalists at Silas Wood 6th Grade Center in South Huntington.