Sixth graders dominate Westborough Lions Peace Poster Contest


Submitted by the Westborough Lions Club  

Emily Chen

Westborough – Emily Chen and Abigail Watkins, both sixth grade students at the Mill Pond School in Westborough, were the winner and first runner up respectively in this year’s Westborough Lions Club Peace Poster Contest. 

The poster theme was “Journey of Peace.”   Students aged 11 through 13 were eligible to participate.

In describing her thoughts on peace, Emily stated that “Peace can be shared, peace can be split, but peace should be circulating around the world all day, every day.”

Both girls received a cash award and a certificate honoring their participation in the contest. 

The Westborough Lions Club Peace Poster Contest is just the first step in the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest that is held each year. Winning local entries move on to the District, then State, then the International Contest, where the winner receives $5,000 and attends an awards ceremony at the United Nations in New York City. The Peace Poster Contest is one of the many activities that Lions Clubs host in their support of positive Youth Development programs.

Abigail Watkins with Lion Sue Ash, who was the 2019-20 Peace Poster Chairperson.

The Westborough Lions Club is very proud of these young artists and would like to thank all of the students who participated in this year’s contest! To learn more about the Westborough Lions Club, please visit