Photo provided
                                Coupeville Lions President Dave Fish, right, with Peace Poster Contest winner Tara Halterman.

Photo provided Coupeville Lions President Dave Fish, right, with Peace Poster Contest winner Tara Halterman.

Student a step closer to international success

  • Friday, December 15, 2017 1:39pm
  • News

Coupeville Middle School student Tara Halterman is one step closer to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Coupeville Lions Club.

Halterman’s poster was among more than 400,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 30th annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.

“I was thinking about the world and about peace and love. So then I made my Peace Poster with all those symbols. But while I was drawing my picture I thought: Why isn’t the world peaceful?” Halterman said.

The poster was selected by the Coupeville Lions for its originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme, “The Future of Peace.” The judging was held earlier during the club’s general membership meeting.

Coupeville Lions Club President Dave Fish said he was impressed by the expression and creativity of the students at the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club. “It is obvious that these young people have strong ideas about what peace means to them. I’m so proud that we were able to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions,” he said in a press release.

Locally, Halterman and eight other students were honored for their participation at the Boys and Girls Club on Dec. 14 as a part of the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club’s “Cocoa and Carols” Annual Fine Art Show and Fundraiser Event. Halterman received an award of $50. Though the Peace Poster Contest is limited to students 11 to 13 years old, numerous entries submitted by younger artists were also judged to encourage future participation when they are older. In the under-11 category, gift certificates to the Honey Bear were presented to: Anabelle Armitage ($10 certificate), Sarah McCune and Sophia Silverly ($5 certificate). Awards were provided by the Coupeville Lions Club to recognize and encourage local participation.

View international grand prize and merit award winners at

More in News

Screaming monkey | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County… Continue reading

It’s all in the family

‘They end up getting all of us, even though they saw only one of us’

Hannold, St. Clair face off for District 3 seat

Island County commissioner candidate Janet St. Clair said that if elected, she’ll… Continue reading

Town to decide 2 percent grants

The Town of Coupeville is in the process of deciding which nonprofits… Continue reading

County commissioners to focus on economic development

Having recently adopted a major update to the housing element, Island County… Continue reading

Shifty Sailors celebrating 25th anniversary

The maritime-themed musical group Shifty Sailors will celebrate their 25th anniversary with… Continue reading

State seeks input for civilian-military compatibility plan

Washington State Department of Commerce says it is drafting a Washington State… Continue reading

DNA leads to charges against burglary suspect

DNA evidence led to a criminal charge being filed against a man… Continue reading

Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News Group.
                                <em>Cornet Bay Company owners Arnie and Joanne Deckwa stand with their new seafood line of sauces. In the background, painted on their RV is the company’s logo depicting Cornet Bay, the view across from their office.</em>
Walmart picks up Cornet Bay Co.’s sauces

Though it’s been producing and selling gourmet sauces, dressing, seasonings and dips… Continue reading

Most Read