Winners of the Remembrance Literary and Poster contests, sponsored by the Sylvan Lake branch of The Royal Canadian Legion, were honoured at a special presentation at the Legion Jan. 18, attended by about 70 people.
Winners from Sylvan Meadows Adventist School were presented with their awards Jan. 20.
First, second and third place winners were chosen in a variety of categories. Those who placed first and second had their entries move on for judging at the district level. The top two winners from that judging then move on to area level where they’re again judged with the top two proceeding to provincial level for another round of judging. Winners in the senior categories then proceed to Dominion level for judging.
Besides recognition of their talents, the youngsters were presented with monetary prizes — $50 for first place, $35 for second place and $25 for third place.
Winners included (in first to third order):
Senior literary – poem: Samantha Hann, Heather Watson, Gabrielle Belanger.
Senior literary – essay: Joshua Schultz, Goki Kataoka.
Senior poster – black and white: Emma Laqua.
Intermediate literary – essay: CJ Wilson.
Intermediate literary – poem: Crysta Rukin, Melissa Veale.
Intermediate poster – colour: Bailey Kentz, Sophie Brooks, Caylen Deibert.
Intermediate poster – black and white: Gabrielle Lacroix, Brooklyn Martin-Johnston, and tied for third, Kale O’Connor and Andrew Kelly.
Junior literary – poem: Raya Dupuis, Amie Gruntman, Daryn Jackson.
Junior poster – colour: Jayden Henderson, Wylee Gareau, Nolan Oickle.
Junior poster – black and white: Denaisha Kraft, Owen Green and Renn Bryck.
Primary poster – colour: Celeste Gareau, Keira von Gunten, Benjamin Middleton.