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:

TK/K Category

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

Recommended for you