The Merrill Lions awarded prizes in the annual Peace Poster contest at St. Francis School. Pictured from left are: Patti Gessler, art teacher; Ana Voermans, first place; Tessa Wheat, second place; Isaiah Rell, third place; Lauren Cohrs, honorable mention; Nevaeh Nelson, honorable mention; and Lion Judeen Knott, peace poster coordinator. The goal of Lions International is to emphasize the importance of and encourage young people to realize the value of world peace. Winning posters were selected by local judges for their originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme – “The Future of Peace.” The first place winning poster will be forwarded to the Lions District competition. The Merrill Lions congratulate the winners and thank all the entrants in the peace poster contest.