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Legion honours student contest winners
About 20 students at Royal Oak Community School recieved awards for submissions in the Legion's annual remembrance day poetry contest. EVAN LOREE
Lou Rafailidis is one of 24 students at Royal Oak Independent School to receive an award for her participation in the Legion's annual remembrance day poetry contest. EVAN LOREE
Students at Crossroads Public School stand with the awards they recieved from the NOTL Legion for participating in it's annual poetry contest. SUPPLIED
Cooper Connelly shakes hands with Legion member Stan Harrington as he recieves. plaque for participating in the Legion's annual remembrance day poetry contest. SUPPLIED
Christopher Treanor, a Grade 2 student at St. Michael, waits with other students his age as the rest of the winners of the Legion's annual remembrance day contest are announced. EVAN LOREE
Stan Harrington, former president of the NOTL Legion, gives his granddaughter Nadia Raso a big hug after she places first in the poster category for the legion's annual remembrance contest. EVAN LOREE
Liam Sanderson accepts $20 and a plaque from Jackie Dickieson and Henry Adamowski of the NOTL legion after placing first in the legion's annual black and white poster contest. EVAN LOREE
Leah Luton places first in her class for a pem she entered in the NOTL Legion's annual remembrance contest. EVAN LOREE
More than 50 St. Michael students participated in the Legion's annual remembrance contest. Students submitted essays, poems and art in honour of soldiers who have served in Canada's military. EVAN LOREE
The NOTL Legion awards St. Davids students for participating in its annual remembrance contests. DAVE VAN DE LAAR

The Niagara-on-the-Lake branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is handing out first, second and third-place plaques to the winners of its annual Youth Remembrance Contest.

In the first two weeks of March, Lori Beak, Stan Harrington and Henry Adamowski of the NOTL Legion gave plaques and cheques to students from four different schools across town.

The contest, which takes place in communities across Canada, invites Canadian youth to honour the country’s veterans and foster the tradition of remembrance through visual art, writing and video.

In total, the Legion handed out almost 120 plaques to students across town after receiving 400 submissions of essays, poster art and poetry from NOTL’s kids.

First-place winners received a cheque for $20, second-place winners got $15 and third-placers received $10.

Beak said the submissions are evaluated by volunteer judges, Penny-Lynn Cookson, Gale Kerr and David Antscherl.

The contest takes place across town, but the winners have the chance to have their work entered into progressively wider contests, the largest of which takes place at the national level.

Beak, who helps the Legion co-ordinate the program, told The Lake Report they choose the top submissions from the primary, junior and intermediate levels to be judged at the zone level, which includes up to 16 municipalities from the Niagara and Hamilton regions.

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