Nahal Jangda advances to state competition of Lions poster contest – one photo
Nahal Jangda, eighth grader at C. J. Hooker Middle School, has taken the first steps to becoming an internationally recognized artist.
Nahal’s original artwork was among more than 450,000 entries submitted worldwide in the annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the program to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. This year’s theme is “The Future of Peace.”
Nahal came in first on the district level, which includes all of Orange, Sullivan Ulster, Greene, Columbia and Dutchess counties. She will now advance to the state competition.
“Nahal is hardworking and dedicated to doing her best,” said Art Teacher Amber Brown. “She is one of the top students in her art class and is continually excelling. She often stays after school to improve upon her knowledge and skills in the arts. Nahal can be found offering positive feedback and encouragement to other students while remaining humble and modest about her work. She is a joy to have in my class and an inspiration to other students. I’m proud of her achievements and I look forward to the other art competitions we will be competing in this year. A big congratulations to her for winning district level for the competition!”
One international grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners will be selected. The grand prize includes a cash award plus a trip for the winner and two family members to a special award ceremony.
Since its inception in 1988, millions of children around the world have participated in the contest. For more information, visit www.lionsclub.org.