The Rotary Club of Wellington and the Village of Wellington recently held its annual International Peace Day celebration at Rotary Peace Park in Wellington.
The event took place Sunday, Sept. 22, with local schools participating to help strengthen the ideals of peace with visual arts and literary works.
Each year in conjunction with this event, Wellington students can enter contests for poster, poetry and essay. This year, the club received approximately 250 posters, 200 poems and 60 essays.
Ashley Glatzer from Panther Run Elementary School was the overall winner of the Peace Poster contest.
Winners of the poetry contest were Deborah Mensah from Emerald Cove Middle School and Adora Girard from Wellington Landings.
High school students competed in the International Peace Day essay contest and winners were Haley Askey from Palm Beach Central and Dalia Rubinowicz Wellington Community High.
In addition, Vanessa Phan of Palm Beach Central High won the SMART (Student Motivational Award for Resolutions Today) award and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Dwayne Brown was presented with the Rotary Club Community Peace Award.