Lions Announce 2021-22 Peace Poster Contest Winners


Sparrow Laffont-Mann from The French American School, Rebecca Smith from Hommocks Middle School, Eda Buyuk from Rye Neck Middle School, Aidan McPherson from Saints John & Paul School, Jose Melger from Port Chester Middle School and Jamie Pescaro from the Port Chester Youth Bureau have taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning the Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions local competition in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest.

The winners were announced on November 12, 2021, at a special presentation via ZOOM. The zoom was attended by the students, their families and the teachers.  County Legislator Catherine Parker participated in the event and congratulated the young artists.

The Lions International Peace Poster Contest is an annual worldwide competition for children 11-13, encouraging them to express their vision of world peace through art, based on a particular theme. This year’s theme was “We are All Connected.”

The local competition included 4 schools from Larchmont Mamaroneck. The LM Lions also hosted two entries from Port Chester. For the Larchmont Mamaroneck schools, winners and runners up were selected by a panel of local artists, which included Amanda Schlumberger, Carey Federspiel and Laura Bott. The winning posters will advance through the district into the international competition, with the international winner announced at a United Nations event in the spring. 

In addition to the winners, the following students received honorable mentions: Chaymaa Amara & Olin Rupchin from The French American School, Delaney Bloom & Griffin Fanning from Hommocks Middle School, Isabel Reis and Solene Thinat from Rye Neck Middle School, Laura Berger and Pierre-Elie Lacoudre from Saints John and Paul School, Sofia Abarca and Chelsea Pasasin from Port Chester Middle School and Lala Nunez and Zion Prince from Port Chester Youth Bureau.    

The Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions are proud to have worked with Victoria Rolett from the French-American School, Madelyn Fortuna from Hommocks Middle School, Trisha Appel from Rye Neck Middle School, Angela Howard-Rude from Saints John and Paul School, Jeff Tascio from Port Chester Middle School and Charles Morgan from Port Chester Bureau in their efforts to bring this contest to the community and provide these students with the opportunity to share their visions of peace during these difficult times.