Two students of Dr. Bernard Brosseau will have their poster designs displayed in the Lakeland Catholic School Division.
Grade 6 student Ryann Friesen and Grade 8 student Tessa Ogloff had their designs selected as winners of the Mental Health Matters campaign poster design competition. The theme was bullying awareness, with the winning designs printed and displayed in all eight LCSD schools.
K-6 category winner Ryann said she was inspired by some of the other poster designs she saw.
Ryann added that she entered the contest because bullying is a problem experienced in all schools and she hopes raising awareness will help end it.
“I think we should try to stop it,” she said. Tessa’s design, which won first place in the grades 7-12 category, was influenced by the constant struggles faced by people with mental illness. “It stuck with me that maybe you don’t know what’s going on inside. Just because on the outside someone may look happy, they may be in a lot of trouble – that’s why I put don’t judge a book by its cover.
Along with receiving framed prints of their posters, Ryann and Tessa received LCSD loot bags. LCSD Superintendent Pamela Guilbault selected the winners.
“These designs are unique; they each share such a precious message and I am proud that they are displayed in all of our schools. Congratulations Ryann and Tessa,” Guilbault said.
The poster design competition is part of the division’s Mental Health Matters campaign, which is funded by a grant from Imperial Cold Lake.