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Cottage Grove student wins Lions Club peace poster contest

Savanna Grey's winning drawing in the Cottage Grove Lions Club Peace Poster contest. Submitted photo1 / 2
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After Savanna Grey's teacher, Alissa Nutting, told her art class to draw a poster about peace in the world, an idea quickly formed in the middle schooler's head.

Grey saw a big globe of the world and an arc of children around the edge, all of different colors and races.

"It took shape right away," she said.

Although she didn't tell anyone, Grey admitted in an interview, she "had a feeling" she'd win the Cottage Grove Lions Club Peace Poster Contest. She did, and her poster is on its way to compete in the Lions International contest.

Lou Poganski, chair of the Lions Club contest, said a dinner was held for Grey and her family, and also attended by Lions President Rich Hoge.

Grey is a seventh-grader at Cottage Grove Middle School where she is a good student. Her favorite subject, to no one's surprise, is art. "I do a lot of drawing," she said. "I like to draw animals and Disney characters."

She's active in figure skating and competitive cheerleading. In her spare time, which she doesn't have much of, she enjoys reading. Currently, she's reading "Beautiful Creatures."

Grey hopes to become a marine biologist. Her favorite animals are dolphins. "I don't mind sharks," she said, "but I prefer dolphins."

Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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