Three students from Canutillo Middle School earned high marks — including the top spot — in this year’s Five Points Lions Club Peace Poster Contest.
Sixth-grader Sara Saucedo’s pencil drawing earn first place in the contest and will now represent the Five Points Club in the area competition. The Peace Poster Contest is an international competition organized by Lions Clubs throughout the world in an effort to promote understanding and diversity among students ages 11 through 13.
Two other students received high marks from the judges in the contest. Celina Castillo earned third place in the contest and Janelle Hernandez received an Honorable Mention.
The grand-prize winner of the international Lions Club Peace Contest receives a cash prize of $5,000 and a trip to receive the award in person. Millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest over the last 25 years.
Saucedo’s poster, which features people of different races and backgrounds helping a woman wearing the flags of many countries hold the globe afloat, has a great chance of earning top honors as the contest proceeds, school officials said.