“We found a lot of good talent. It was amazing.”
That was how Harry James, representative for Royal Canadian Legion Branch #259, described the judging for the Legion’s annual poster and literary contest.
The contest was held last fall in conjunction with Remembrance Day.
James announced the results for the branch and zone judging during an assembly at Raft River Elementary School on Monday morning.
Seven students from Raft placed first or second in the zone competition, James said, which was quite an accomplishment.
The two first place winners were automatically entered in the provincial contest. How they did there has not yet been announced.
The winners at the zone level were: color poster intermediate – 1, Mackenzie Ross; black and white poster junior – 1, Dustin Hurst; color poster, primary – 2, Lars Dowker; black and white poster, primary – 2, Mia Thompson; poem, junior – 2, Tommy Panko; poem, intermediate – 2, Kelly Ludbrook; black and white poster, intermediate – 2, Dalton Carr.
Winners at the branch level were:
Primary, black and white poster – 1, Mia Thompson; 2, Low Colbert; 3, Kalan Priede.
• colour poster –1, Lars Dowker; 2, Lilly Frost; 3, Lilly Dulaba.
Intermediate, black and white poster, 1, Dalton Carr; 2, Solamyn Barstow; 3, Damian Braaten.
• colour poster – Mackenzie Ross; 2, Dalton Carr; 3, Devin Green.
Poem – 1, Kelly Ludbrook; 2, Damian Braaten; 3, Mackenzie Ross; honorable mention, Solamyn Barstow.
Junior, black and white poster – 1, Dustin Hurst; 2, Cassidy Tucker; 3, Amery Hokai.
• colour poster – 1, Tommy Panko; 2, Braxton Hall; 3, Sarah Oud.
• poem – 1, Tommy Panko; 2, Robert (Jacob) Archibald; 3, Haley Irvine.
Below: Winners of the poster and literary contest at the branch level hold their prizes during an assembly at Raft River Elementary on Monday morning.