Naas student qualifies for international peace poster art competition

Pupils from around the world use peace as the theme

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Naas student qualifies for international peace poster art competition

Frank O' Donoghue (Lions governor) Kate Breslin, Rebekah Ní Chionnaith, Eamonn and Sandra Kenny

Gaelscoil Nas na Riogh pupil Rebekah Ní Chionnaith, who won the local peace poster art competition in October 2018, has qualified for the international level of the competition.

Approximately 600,000 children from 60 countries participated in the peace

poster contest, organised locally by Naas Lions club.

Rebekah won at local club level, which involved schools in Naas and surrounding areas participating.

She also won at district and multiple district level to progress to international judging. Naas Lions was chosen as one of 23 merit award winners, based on Rebekah's poster.

Rebekah will receive US$500 for her fantastic achievement.

The merit award winners came from Australia, China, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Palestine, United States (where the entries came from Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota and New York), and Ukraine.

The overall prize winner will be announced on Lions Day with the United Nations in New York on March 9.

Meanwhile, Naas Lions congratulated Rebekah on her success and thanked the schools that participated.

Kate Breslin of Naas Lions said: “We encourage all schools in the greater Naas area to get involved for 2019/20 peace poster contest and a club member will visit the schools with entry details for the new competition in September.”