URI announces winners of Peace Poster Project
KINGSTON, R.I. -- December 8, 2000 -- Students from sixteen different
schools in Rhode Island were recently honored as winners of the University
of Rhode Island's Peace Poster Project. The contest was held in conjunction
with URI's fall honors colloquium, "Nonviolence: Legacies of the Past,
Bridges to the Future," and co-sponsored by The Providence Journal.
Students in grades K-12 were asked to make a poster that answered the
question "What can I do to make my world more peaceful?" Nearly
1,200 entries were received from more than 40 schools and from almost every
city and town in the state. Winning entries are on display at URI's Feinstein
College of Continuing Education in Providence through January 3, 2001.
The top three winners in each of four age categories received U.S. Savings
Bonds, while honorable mention winners received bookstore gift certificates.
All winners also received a URI calendar. Prizes were provided by the
URI Foundation. All entrants received certificates of participation.
The winning students are:
First Place: Amanda Costa, Lippitt School, Warwick
Second Place: Taylor Bardsley, West Bay Christian Academy, North
Third Place: Theresa Zhang, South Road School, South Kingstown
Honorable Mention: Asia Alves, Meadowcrest School, East Providence
First Place: Casuarina Hart, Wakefield Elementary School, South Kingstown
Second Place: Benjamin Lovejoy, home-schooled, East Greenwich
Third Place: Alexandria Shellman, Gaudet Middle School, Middletown
Honorable Mention: Maia Chao, Wheeler School, Providence
First Place: Aja DelGuadio, Mt. St. Charles Academy, Woonsocket
Second Place: Kevin Hunter, Mt. St. Charles Academy, Woonsocket
Third Place: William Vinci, Hsu Fleming School, North Kingstown
Honorable Mention: Jessica Kudyba, Exeter/West Greenwich Junior High
School (a resident of West Greenwich)
Honorable Mention, Susana Costa, St. Xavier Academy, Coventry
First Place: Leslie Tavares, Central High School, Providence
Second Place: Heather Crowley, Newport Career and Technical Center,
Third Place: Stacey Laliberte, Woonsocket High School, Woonsocket
Honorable Mention: Meghan Cronan, South Kingstown High School
Contest judges were: Robert L. Carothers, URI president; Joel Rawson,
executive editor of The Providence Journal; David Duffy, president of Duffy
and Shanley; Bernard Lafayette, director of URI's Center for Peace and Nonviolence
Studies; Lee Belliveau, director of marketing at RIPTA; Marcia Russell Cintron,
director of inclusiveness at The Providence Journal; and Theresa Watson,
URI coordinator of special programs.
For Information: Todd McLeish 874-7892