ST. JOHN’S, NL – The 2018 winners of the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Design and Story Contest have been announced.
This year’s overall provincial winner was Luke French, a Grade 4 student at Amalgamated Academy in Bay Roberts.
Luke won a $200 cash prize and his design will be featured on the official t-shirt for this spring’s Heritage Fairs for which the contest serves as a warm-up.
Eight other regional winners were selected from across the province. They each will receive $50 cash prizes.
For Avalon, the junior division winner was Lauren Ingerman of Bay de Verde’s Tricon Elementary, and the senior division winner was Aliceyn Warren of Conception Bay South’s Holy Spirit High School.
For the Central region, the junior division winner was Jessica Aylward of St. Gabriel’s All Grade in St. Brendan’s. Elizabeth Mullins of Harbour Breton’s King Academy was the senior division winner.
The Western region’s junior division winner was Maggie Barter of La Grand'Terre’s École Sainte-Anne, while the senior division winner was Sara Curtis of Templeton Academy in Meadows.
Michaela Hodder, a student at Eric G. Lambert School in Churchill Falls, won the junior division for the Labrador region.
Jill White, a student at Bishop White School in Port Rexton, was the senior division winner for Vista region.
For the contest, students from grades 4 to 12 interpret the annual theme in drawings and accompanying stories.
This year's theme was "Lessons from Our Past, Shaping Our Future - Les Leçons de Notre Passé, Façonnent Notre Avenir."
There were 364 entries for 2018.
Submissions are divided into junior and senior divisions and winners are selected from up to six regions in the province.
The Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is a non-profit organization with a mandate to present the province's history and heritage.