Parrsboro legion awards Remembrance Day contest winners

Andrew Wagstaff
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PARRSBORO – It may look like Christmas outside, but several students here were reminded of the importance of Remembrance Day this week.
Nine elementary students and 10 high school students received certificates and cash prizes from the Royal Canadian Legion for their efforts in the annual Remembrance Day contest for artwork and writing. On hand to make the presentations was Maggie Phinney, poppy chairman from legion Branch No. 45 in Parrsboro, who thanked the students and reminded them of the importance to remember not only those who were killed, but those who fought and those who continue to serve the armed forces today.

“We don’t ever want to forget them or the reason why they fought, which was to bring peace, end hostilities and end violence,” said Phinney. “As long as we remember what these men and women did, we will always have them in our heart.”

Awarded at the elementary school were: Emeril Leights – colour poster, primary; Conner Cox – colour poster, primary; Callie Ripley - poem, junior; Brooklyn Allen – colour poster, junior; Graham Atkinson – poem, junior; Abigail Fulton – colour poster, junior; Seoyeong Choi – colour poster, junior; Maddie Parker – colour poster, primary; and Mackenzie Ferdinand – poem, junior.

High school students awarded were: Regan Redmond – first place, black and white poster, intermediate; Madison Terfry-LeBlanc – second place, black and white poster, intermediate, and first place, poem, intermediate; Maggie Legere – third place, black and white poster, inter mediate; Emma Collins – first place, colour poster, intermediate; Casey Hamel – second place, colour poster, intermediate; Anita Levy – third place, colour poster, intermediate; Kelsey Dinaut – second place, poem, intermediate; Lucas Durant – first place, poem, senior; Kylee Smith – first place, black and white poster, senior; and Katie McKay – second place, black and white poster, senior.

First and second place winners will have their work submitted to the provincial level of the contest.

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