Polson Students Peace Poster Recognized by Lion’s Club
Several 7th grade Polson Middle School students were recently recognized by the Lion’s Club of Madison for their entries to the Lion’s Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs throughout the world sponsor the art contest for children ages 11-13 in local schools and youth groups. The Madison Lions Club has sponsored this international contest for the last 20 years.
Each year there is a different theme that students have to illustrate. This year the theme was “Journey of Peace” according to Polson Art teacher Christa Radziunas.
“In addition to the poster, students must write a brief artist’s statement explaining their meaning of the poster,” she said of the contest requirements. “I tie this project into our curriculum by introducing the art style of Surrealism. Students study the art work of various Surrealists and use the characteristics of this style in their own art piece. Posters are on display at Polson for the month of January.”
A total of 62 students participated in the contest. Winners were recognized at the Madison Senior Center on January 18 with a gift and an award certificate.
1st place – Angie Wang
2nd place – Seorin Kim
3rd place – Alexis Kuszpa
Honorable mention - Caroline Courtney, Cora Davia, and Lila Calia-Bogan
This year MPS PK-12 Visual Arts curriculum is under revision. Please watch our progress here: