The artwork of Lake Travis Middle School eighth grade student Bella Hatch will be prominently displayed at an exhibit to be held from 5:00 to 6:30 pm, Monday, February 5 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Lakeway. Her winning entry in the Austin Lake Travis Lions Club Peace Poster Contest will be shown alongside Hudson Bend Middle School students Vivian Heitkoetter, 7th grade and Victoria Rebber, 6th grade—each of whom received Honorable Mention.
For the past 30 years, Lions clubs around the world have sponsored the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. The art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace.
For 2017-2018, each poster was judged on originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme, “The Future of Peace.” In all, more than 120 posters will be displayed at the exhibit.
Lake Travis Lions Club member Linda Davis said she was impressed by the expression and creativity of the participating students from both Hudson Bend and Lake Travis middle schools.
“It is obvious that these young people have strong ideas about what peace means to them," said Davis. "I’m so proud that we were able to provide them with the opportunity to share their vision."
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.36 million members in more than 46,000 clubs in 210 countries and geographical areas around the world. In addition to its efforts toward conquering blindness, the organization has made a strong commitment to community service and helping youth throughout the world.
Lake Travis art teachers who served as contest coordinators for students are Lynne Johnson, Lake Travis Middle School; and Kristen Blauvelt and Robin Garcia, Hudson Bend Middle School.