About 50 students, family members and teachers attended a reception Tuesday night to honor those who created posters marking the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote and the founding of the League of Women Voters.
The League of Women Voters of the Mother Lode sponsored the poster-making contest and hosted the reception at the Tuolumne Arts Council.
“Students were asked to create posters around that theme, and the quality of the submissions was outstanding,” a news release from the league said. “In some cases, judges could not decide between entries and were forced to declare a tie.”
A book on the suffrage movement will be donated to the classroom of each 1st place winner.
The posters will be displayed for a short time at the Tuolumne County Arts office, located at the historic Sonora Inn at the corner of Stockton and Washington streets in downtown Sonora.
The posters will be moved to the Board of Supervisors Chambers at 2 S. Green St. for display and recognition during their scheduled meeting on March 3, after which they will be returned to the student artists.
The winning entries were:
1st place: Evangeline Young, Belleview;
2nd place: Chloe Campbell, Belleview
3rd place: Maycee Roach and Jesse Tuttle, Belleview
Second Grade Category
1st place: Jackson Tucker, Tenaya
2nd place: Allison McNair, Tenaya
3rd place: Camdyn Holt, Tenaya
5/6th Grade Category
1st place: Maddy Nikiforuk and Luke Paris, Curtis Creek
2nd place: Alexandria Ward, Curtis Creek
3rd place: Melissa Vassar, Belleview
7th and 8th Grade Category
1st place: Cora Sorsdahl, Tenaya
2nd place: Nevaeh Moran, Soulsbyville
3rd place: Adison Wilson, Soulsbyville