Part of No Name-Calling Week at Golding is the annual No Bullying Poster contest. The creators of the winning posters are awarded gift cards and their works are displayed in Golding until next year’s competition.
All of the poster winners this year came from Matt Thompkins Accelerated Studio Arts class.
“I think it’s great the students have the opportunity to validate their work in such a meaningful way,” he said. “This is the first year for this class and I’m glad the students got to showcase the highest level of their work.”
Haeley Spohn drew the first place poster
“It feels great. I’m glad I could make something that hopefully helps people stop name calling and treat people with respect,” she said.
“It’s an honor,” said Lindsy Bilby, the artist behind the second place poster. “I love drawing and I’ve entered this contest every year.”
The third-place poster was a collaboration between Kelsey Mink and Anna Rightmyer.
“We’re best friends and thought of it together,” they said in unison.
Nadia McLasky hopes her poster helps people take action.
“I wanted to say to stop bullying in its tracks,” she said of her fourth-place poster, “because a lot of people don’t step in before it’s too late.”
The following students received Honorable Mention for their work:
- Hannah Scolaro
- Kristyna Butcher
- Meghan Ellis
- Logan Rios
- Josh Schroeder
- Elisabeth Barbolt
- Kaelan Bartlett
- Madelyn Palmer