The Estevan branch of the Royal Canadian Legion handed out awards Thursday night from its annual Remembrance Day posters, poems and essays contest.
The legion received 90 entries from students in the Estevan area this year. They recognized those who finished in the top three, and received honourable mentions, in black and white posters, colour posters, literary poems and literary essays disciplines.
Entries were divided into primary, junior, intermediate and senior age groups.
In the black and white posters junior division, Sierra Mantei from Sacred Heart School/Ecole Sacre Coeur was first, Kalujah Friess from Westview School was second and Kolten Spenst from Sacred Heart was third. Karson Mvula from Sacred Heart and Baili Gibson from Westview School had honourable mentions.
In intermediate black and white posters, Lindsay Mack from Sacred Heart was first, while Sahara Rooks from Sacred Heart and Cecilia McCoskill from Westview were tied for second. Andn Groenveld from Sacred Heart was third, and Emma Harder from Westview was an honourable mention.
In primary colour posters, Isabelle Pyra of Sacred Heart was first and Charlie Pyra of Sacred Heart was second.
In junior posters, Ashley Sarmiento from Westview was first, Jacob Pyra from Sacred Heart was second, and Rachel Duncan from Pleasantdale School came in third. Jordanna Coleman of Westview and Sarah Pyra of Sacred Heart earned honourable mentions.
Rebecca Duncan from the Estevan Comprehensive School was first in intermediate colour posters. William Duncan of Pleasantdale School was second, Rowan Matthewson was third, and Koen Turner of Sacred Heart and Maia Flaman of Westview were honourable mentions.
Estevan Comprehensive School (ECS) students swept the senior colour poster awards. James Jullawka was first, Cynthia Goudy was second and Jessica Goulet was third, while Kieara Olson and Hannah Ashworth were honourable mentions.
In the poems division, Jacob Pyra of Sacred Heart was first in the junior division, followed by Rachel Duncan of Pleasantdale in second and Sarah Pyra of Sacred Heart in third.
Rebecca Duncan from ECS was first in intermediate poems, followed by Teanna Kolenz from Midale Central School in second and William Duncan from Pleasantdale in third.
Midale students took the top two spots in senior literary poems. Brayden Weber was first and Charitee Troendle was second.
In the essays, Cassy Wiebe of Midale was first in junior essays. Rachel Duncan of Pleasantdale was second and Haley Campbell of Midale was third.
Natasha Wiebe of Midale was first in intermediate essays. Rebecca Duncan from Estevan Comprehensive School was second and Amelia Loewen from Midale was third.
Midale students swept the senior essays. Caitlyn Ganson was first, Brooklyn Hayward was second, Peter Wiebe was third and Emily Wiebe was an honourable mention.
Students who finished first at the school level advanced to zone, where James Fullawka (senior poster), Rebecca Duncan (intermediate poster, intermediate poem), Jacob Pyra (junior poem), Brayden Weber (senior poem), Natasha Wiebe (intermediate essay) and Caitlyn Ganson (senior essay) took top spot, and advanced to districts.
Pyra finished second at districts, and Duncan and Wiebe finished first.
Those two entries moved on to the provincial level, and Duncan finished third in intermediate poem.