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Local Lions poster winners announced

Several Wadena-Deer Creek students were recognized recently for their Lions Youth Outreach Posters.

The contest was open to students in grades 6-8 dealing with the following subjects: drug and alcohol abuse/awareness, violence, volunteering, citizenship, peer pressure, as well as healthy and positive aspects of life growing up.

Winners chosen by local Lions Club included the following sixth-graders:

Anna Guo, Bluffton Lions Club winner with her "Suicide is not the Answer" poster;

Kelanie Oldakowski, Deer Creek Lions winner with "Bullying Isn't Fake, It's Real!" poster; and

Kayla Kircher, Wadena Lions Club winner with "Giving Up Is Not An Option" poster.

Each first-place winner received a $25 gift card.

Other sixth-grade winners included: KatieRae Fiemeyer, fourth place, $20 cash prize; Macey Goeden, fifth place, $15; Hannah Dosdall, sixth place, $10; Libby Hartman, seventh place, $10; Jasmine Erickson, eighth place, $10; Addison Block, ninth place, $5; and Suzanna Sneeden, 10th place, $5.

The posters were judged and displayed at the 5M9 Lions Midwinter Convention, Jan. 4-6 in Mahnomen.

WDC sixth-grade teacher Lori Grendahl said she appreciates the poster contest because students create posters with some powerful messages.

Grendahl also extends the school's appreciation to the Lions Clubs for sponsoring this contest, and especially Marge Harrison for organizing the poster contest for students.