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Branch 50 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Kelligrews looked positively pre-pandemic recently when it hosted students from throughout Conception Bay South who participated in the annual Remembrance Poster and Literary Contest. Some 235 entries were received this year with submissions coming from every school in town. The top three winners in each category are awarded a certificate and cash prize and go on to compete at the provincial level. Marianne Collins from Villanova Junior High, Chloe Courage from St. George’s Elementary, and Sarah Nugent and Camryn Keough from Upper Gullies Elementary all placed at the provincial level. All of the local winners, along with their families and teachers were invited to Branch 50 for an awards ceremony. Those on hand included, starting in the front row, from left: Hilary Butler, Chloe Courage, Lily Brewer, Robert Banfield, Katie Scott, Melissa Smith, Marianne Collins, Lauren Picco, Sera Tulk, Deacon Rideout, Sophia Vallis, Sithum Fernando, Parker Lynch, Danika Hodder; and in the second row, from left: contest chairperson Eileen Kavanagh, Christian Gibbons, James Gulliver, Mackenzie Dawe, Cole Jenkins, Ameera Ahmeed, Sarah Nugent, Lucas Cable, Sadie Best, Tessa Walsh, Camryn Keough; and in the third row, from left: Jerry Farrell, Gary Best, Austin Vink, Branch 50 president Dave Strickland, Lexie Hewitt, Rayna Murphy, Sophia Williams, Maliya Barker, Winter Jessica Peddle, Jessica Downey; and in the back row, from left: Ron Dunne, Don Neimor, Reg Leonard, and Wayne Miller. Missing from the photo are contest winners Alexis Lawlor, Connor Burt, Grace Fifield, and Jane Metcalf.

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