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6th-grader’s peace poster advances

By winning a contest sponsored by the Nevada City Lions Club, sixth-grader Katie Preece’s poster is one of 325,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 16th annual International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.

Preece, a student at Seven Hills Middle School, depicted a boat carrying the world through a stormy ocean of war, leading to a lighthouse, which is peace.

Preece’s poster will be judged in Sacramento at the district round. The grand prize is a cash award of $2,500 plus a trip for the winner and two family members to New York City for the awards ceremony at the Lions Day at the United Nations. The remaining 23 finalists will each receive a certificate and a cash award of $500.

Scholarship nets $4,000 from event

Donations from a February fund-raiser totaled about $4,000 for the Laura Wilcox Scholarship, dedicated to the Department of Behavioral Health intern killed in a Grass Valley shooting spree Jan. 10, 2001.

The South Yuba River Citizens League sponsored a “Quiz Night” attended by 19 teams Feb. 21 at the LOVE building at Condon Park in Grass Valley.

It was the third year SYRCL has held the event. A total of 152 participants took part in the trivia contest. The Nevada City Winery’s team won first-place honors.

The scholarship is offered to high school seniors living in the Yuba and Bear River watersheds who have demonstrated a commitment to environmental concerns.

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