For the fourth year in a row, a Cheshire student has won the Connecticut Lions Club Peace Poster Contest. Chloe Retuya, an eighth grader at St. Bridget’s School, crafted the winning poster. The theme this year was “Peace Through Service.”
Chloe’s entry also won first prize for the Cheshire Lions Club Peace Poster Contest before being submitted for judging at the state level. Chloe will be honored by Connecticut Lions at the upcoming virtual Midwinter Conference on Feb. 24.
Chloe’s achievement makes this the third time a Peace Poster entry from a St. Bridget’s School student has won first prize at the local and state levels. Dodd Middle School students have also achieved first prize status in the local and state contests. One of the Dodd entries earned the distinction of making it all the way to the international level and being voted runner-up in the Lions International’s International Peace Poster Contest at its annual United Nations Day in New York City.
The Cheshire Lions Club Peace Poster Contest is held annually in the fall. Seventh and eighth grade students from all Cheshire schools are cordially invited to participate.