More than 100 students at Tulpehocken Junior High School participated in the local 2018-2019 Lions International Peace Poster Contest, sponsored by the Frystown Lions Club and under the guidance of classroom teacher Michael Mulholland.
When the entries had been judged by the Frystown Lions Club membership, seventh grader Ella Marous of Bernville was chosen as first place winner. Joining her in the school’s competition as second place honoree was Isabella Henn of Rehrersburg, and third place winner, Kaylynn Harring of Bethel.
That Ella won comes as no major surprise as her parents say as she “began drawing as a toddler.” She has three siblings cheering her on, including two sisters and one brother.
The young artist loves to draw animals and she has several at-home models, if needed, including dogs, cats and chickens.
For her poster she focused on a Lion being kind to another, by sharing a piece of food, rather than fighting over it, thus showing Kindness can create Peace.
Ella has also shown her skill in other ways, including winning a T-shirt contest for the 6th grade musical, a health poster for health class, and a poster contest for an eye doctor.
She loves horseback riding and has been riding for six years. Ella also plays soccer, is part of a youth group and is on the school’s honor roll.
The club recognized the involvement of the winning students by giving them a small financial reward for their fantastic work and extends its many thanks to the school administration and cooperating teacher, Mike Mulholland, for making this annual Frystown Lions Club service project possible.