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Students recognized in local Lions poster contest

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students in all Lions District 5M9 school districts were eligible to create an 18x 24"poster. The subject could be on drug or alcohol prevention, awareness, stopping violence, volunteering, citizenship, or any aspect of life and growing up.

Students in a row holding posters.
Wadena-Deer Creek sixth grade students participated in the 2022 Lions "Youth Outreach" poster contest. Ten students were recognized for their posters about drug or alcohol abuse, volunteering, citizenship, or any aspect about growing up.
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WADENA — A total of 10 Wadena-Deer Creek sixth grade students have been recognized for their work in the Lions "Youth Outreach" poster contest.

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students in all Lions District 5M9 school districts were eligible to create an 18x 24"poster. The subject could be on drug or alcohol prevention, awareness, stopping violence, volunteering, citizenship, or any aspect of life and growing up.

Local Lions clubs select their winning poster and then submit it for judging at the District 5M9 Convention, which was held in January.

The local first place winners are:

  • Lily Stroeing (Bluffton Lions Club)
  • Celia Rinio (Deer Creek Lions Club)
  • Karlie Geiger (Wadena Lions Club)

Each winner received $40 from their local club and an Amazon Gift Card from District 5M9.
Our other local winners include:

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  • Abigail Warden ($35)
  • Owen Danielson ($30)
  • Isabella Petro ($25)
  • Hudson Hathaway ($25)
  • Franchesca Chandler ($25)
  • Isabella Siewert ($20)
  • Dalanie Nelson ($20)

Sixth-grade teacher Lori Grendahl organizes the poster contest at WDC.
"The messages and images on some of the posters can be pretty powerful," Grendahl said.

She also thanked the local Lions Clubs for sponsoring the contest, and especially Larry and Judy Spenst from the Deer Creek Lions for organizing the contest.

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