Students from Robson Community School are presented with certificates and cheques on Tuesday for their participation in a Royal Canadian Legion poster design contest.

Robson students go far in Legion contest

At the beginning of the school year, students at Robson Community School entered a poster-design contest through the Castlegar/Robson branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Now, two of students are getting closer to a trip to Ottawa because of it.

Reegan Kallin and Maxwell Vandergaag both won first place in the contest’s West Kootenay Zone.

Kallin’s poster was in the primary black and white category, while Vandergaag’s was in the primary colour category.

If their posters win first place at the provincial level (which also includes the Yukon), they’ll move on to the national level, where the winner is flown out to Ottawa for Remembrance Day.

The provincial winners won’t be announced until June.

Sixteen students were awarded prizes for their posters at the school during an assembly on Tuesday morning.

In the junior black and white category, William Rioux came in first, followed by Mackenzie Jonker in second and Sara Stutter in third. In the intermediate black and white category, Brendon Anderson won first, Kyle Jordon came in second and Michael Graham placed third.

Joining Vandergaag in the primary colour poster category was Taylor Martens in second place and Lucy Walters in third.

In the junior colour category was Ashlyn Legebokoff (who placed second in the West Kootenay Zone final), second was Alexandra Vandergaag and third was Amanda Bradbury.

In the intermediate colour category was Claudia Pether, followed by Thoren Frederiksen in second and Nancy Cassidy in third.

Robson Community School was the only school in Castlegar to enter the contest, said legion past president Sam Brown, although it’s open to every student up to Grade 12.

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