Old Hammondtown student advances in Lions Club contest

Nov 12, 2018

MATTAPOISETT — On the road to becoming an internationally recognized artist, Old Hammondtown sixth grader Caroline Brogioli has won a local poster competition sponsored by the Mattapoisett Lions Club. 

Brogioli and the other participants in the competition were honored for their participation at an assembly at Old Hammondtown School on Friday, Nov. 2.

Brogioli’s poster is one of more than 600,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 31st Annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Club International is sponsoring the contest to emphasize the importance of promoting kindness to young people.

“Making someone’s rainy day feel like a sunny day” Brogioli said is what kindness means to her. The poster was selected for its originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme, “Kindness Matters.”

Helene Rose, project chairperson, said she was “impressed by the expressive creativity of the students at Old Hammondtown, and grateful for the support that this project receives from the school administration, staff and students yearly. It is obvious that these young people have strong ideas what kindness means to them. I’m so proud that we were able to provide them with the opportunity to share their vision.”

Brogioli’s poster advances next to the district competition, and the multiple district or international rounds of competition if she is to be declared the international grand prize winner.

One grand prize and 23 merit winners will be selected. The grand prize includes an award of $5,000 plus a trip for the winner and two family members to the award ceremony. The 23 merit winners will each receive a certificate and a cash award of $500.

“Our club is cheering for Caroline as her poster advances in the competition and we hope that her vision will be shared internationally with others around the world,” Club President James Nadeau stated.

Caitlin O’Donnell was awarded second place and third place was awarded to Taylor Walsh.

The three participants were awarded gift certificates to Just Kidding Toy Store in Mattapoisett.

Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.4 million members in more than 47,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographic areas. In addition to its effort toward conquering blindness, the organization has made strong commitments to community service and helping youth throughout the world.

The Lions Club motto is, “We Serve.”

For more information, contact the Mattapoisett Lions Club at mattlionsclub@gmail.com.