Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 poster and literary contest winners Zoe Hanson (left)

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 poster and literary contest winners Zoe Hanson (left)

Legion contest winners named

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 announces winners in its annual local and zone level Remembrance Day poster, poem and essay contest.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 recently announced winners in its annual local and zone level Remembrance Day poster, poem and essay contest.

Every year the BC/Yukon legion sends out applications to local school districts for the poster and literary contest which is centred on the Remembrance Day theme.

The local winning poems, essays and posters at the local level are sent to the Cariboo Zone level which consists of six branches.

From those entries the first place zone winners are chosen.

This year legion president Joyce Norberg reports that all of the Branch 139 winners are from the Cariboo Adventist Academy and two of those students went on to take first place with their entries in the Cariboo Zone level of the contest.

“We are pleased to advise that Coral Price and Emma Leigh Nichols were the first place winners,” Norberg said. “Congratulations.”

The contest prizes include certificates and cash prizes of $50 for first place, $35 for second place and $25 for third place.

Local contest winners were as follows.

Junior Colour Posters: Joe Hanson, first; Jacob James, second; Ruan Koster, third.  Junior Black and White Poster: Zyrisa Nichols, first.

Primary Colour Poster: Coral Price, first; Olivia Holloway, second; Emma Koster, third.

Junior Poem: Emily Jorde, first; MacKenzie Hannas, second; Alysa Silvey, third.

Intermediate Poem: Emma-Leigh Nichols, first.

Intermediate Essay: Emma-Leigh Nichols, first.

Senior Poem: Sarah Dawn Nichols, first.

Norberg is also happy to report that the annual Poppy Campaign raised almost $22,000. thanks to the community effort.