For the second year in a row, a student from Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School in Hood River, Ore., was a winner in the 2008 Lions Peace Poster contest.
Madison Baird, an eighth-grade student, was encouraged by Bobbie DeWebber, teacher, to put all her ability and talent to the test. This year's theme was "Peace Begins With Me."
Madison's poster melds crosses with a heart into one fertile tree, with the earth and a smiling child in the center, and colorful rays of light beaming in all directions.
Three students from three other schools in Hood River also won. All four were honored along with second- and third-prize winners at a dessert banquet. The four winners' posters have been sent to district judging at the state level.