URI announces winners of Peace Poster Project

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KINGSTON, R.I. — December 8, 2000 — Students from sixteen different schools in Rhode Island were recently honored as winners of the University of Rhode Island’s Peace Poster Project. The contest was held in conjunction with URI’s fall honors colloquium, “Nonviolence: Legacies of the Past, Bridges to the Future,” and co-sponsored by The Providence Journal. Students in grades K-12 were asked to make a poster that answered the question “What can I do to make my world more peaceful?” Nearly 1,200 entries were received from more than 40 schools and from almost every city and town in the state. Winning entries are on display at URI’s Feinstein College of Continuing Education in Providence through January 3, 2001. The top three winners in each of four age categories received U.S. Savings Bonds, while honorable mention winners received bookstore gift certificates. All winners also received a URI calendar. Prizes were provided by the URI Foundation. All entrants received certificates of participation. The winning students are: Grade K-3 First Place: Amanda Costa, Lippitt School, Warwick Second Place: Taylor Bardsley, West Bay Christian Academy, North Kingstown Third Place: Theresa Zhang, South Road School, South Kingstown Honorable Mention: Asia Alves, Meadowcrest School, East Providence Grade 4-6 First Place: Casuarina Hart, Wakefield Elementary School, South Kingstown Second Place: Benjamin Lovejoy, home-schooled, East Greenwich Third Place: Alexandria Shellman, Gaudet Middle School, Middletown Honorable Mention: Maia Chao, Wheeler School, Providence Grade 7-9 First Place: Aja DelGuadio, Mt. St. Charles Academy, Woonsocket Second Place: Kevin Hunter, Mt. St. Charles Academy, Woonsocket Third Place: William Vinci, Hsu Fleming School, North Kingstown Honorable Mention: Jessica Kudyba, Exeter/West Greenwich Junior High School (a resident of West Greenwich) Honorable Mention, Susana Costa, St. Xavier Academy, Coventry Grade 10-12 First Place: Leslie Tavares, Central High School, Providence Second Place: Heather Crowley, Newport Career and Technical Center, Newport Third Place: Stacey Laliberte, Woonsocket High School, Woonsocket Honorable Mention: Meghan Cronan, South Kingstown High School Contest judges were: Robert L. Carothers, URI president; Joel Rawson, executive editor of The Providence Journal; David Duffy, president of Duffy and Shanley; Bernard Lafayette, director of URI’s Center for Peace and Nonviolence Studies; Lee Belliveau, director of marketing at RIPTA; Marcia Russell Cintron, director of inclusiveness at The Providence Journal; and Theresa Watson, URI coordinator of special programs. For Information: Todd McLeish 874-7892