University Heights Lions Club - Jonesboro Arkansas 72401

University Heights Lions Club

Chartered 1963

Jonesboro, Arkansas

University Heights Lions Club - Jonesboro Arkansas 72401




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Youth Outreach 

2016-2017 Peace Poster theme is

  “A Celebration of Peace”






    Previous years winners:











2015-2016 Lions International Peace Poster Contest awards at three local schools. Each school's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners got, respectively, $50, $25, and $15, with the first-place winning poster from each school advancing to the District contest. This annual art competition for 11-13 year olds is one of the largest in the world, with around 350,000 entries this year. This is the 15th year in a row that our Lions club has sponsored the contest in area schools. 



Westside Middle School art student takes 1st place in state competition !!!

     Jonesboro‘s Westside Middle School student Braden Hewitt of Bono took first place in the Arkansas Lions state-wide competition – part of the
annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest, and his poster is currently in the international competition. Braden’s poster won not only his school’s contest, but also the District 7-0 competition [covering about ¼ of the state], before taking the state-wide contest.  He was awarded a $100 prize at an all-school awards assembly recently, and received a standing ovation  from his fellow students, plus a personal interview with a KAIT-TV reporter.

  The Lions International Peace Poster Contest, now in its 28th year, is one  of the world’s largest art contests, and invites 11-13 year olds to make a  poster depicting an annual theme.  The 2015-2016 theme was “Share Peace,” which Braden did an excellent job of illustrating.  The local sponsor of the  contest was the Jonesboro University Heights Lions Club, which has sponsored  the free competitions in local schools for 15 years. The grand prize winner of the competition in which Braden’s poster is currently entered will get a  free trip for him/her and family members and a local Lions representative to  accept the award and $5000 at the United Nations in New York City this  Spring.


There was two (2) schools that participated in this years Peace poster Program.

International Studies Magnet School


Westside School


International Studies Magnet School Winners


Winners are [left-right], 3rd Place winner  Douglas Wilson , 2nd Place Amélie Wise, 1st Place Issac Moreno, and Honorable Mention Brandon Solorazano.

photo by Norman Dickson


Westside School Winners


Winners were [left-right]: Honorable Mention Julia Smith, 1st Place winner Braden Hewitt  [whose poster later went on to win both the District 7-0 and the state competitions], 2nd Place Abigail Grommet, and 3rd Place Riley Dunham

Some 416 kids [the total school enrollment], plus staff, faculty, and a few parents packed into the school's cafeteria/auditorium to see the awards ceremony.

photo by Mary Hartwig

--Submitted by Charles Hartwig, Public Relations Chair

See Past Grand Prize Winners HERE

For information contact Charles Hartwig or any of the members on the Public Relations Committee

email:  Charles Hartwig , Public Relations Chair

Phone:  Home:  935-9454




University Heights Lions Club

P.O. Box 16063

Jonesboro, AR 72403



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