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Starpoint draws for World Peace

BY: Rikki Cason | November 24, 2012

Three students were recognized for their artistic talents at Monday’s Starpoint Central School District’s Board of Education meeting.

Members of the Pendleton Lions Club presented the annual Peace Poster top three winners.

Each year, every seventh-grade student participates in the contest.

Student Jada Brenon took first place, winning $100 for her poster. She was also given $50 to go to a charity of her choice.

She picked her church — Pendleton United Methodist Church — who does a Christmas shoe box giveaways to donate to charities.

Her poster describes a dove with a peace sign, sprinkling peace over the city below, which is made up of different countries.

Second place went to student Lauren Buchner, who received $50 and Morgan Henry took third place and received $25.

Buchner’s poster was designed to resemble equality, with everyone shaking hands because there are no differences.

Henry’s poster had flags from different countries from around the world coming together to make a heart and connected with a dove that represents peace and love around the world.

This year’s contest theme was Imagine World Peace.

In other news:

• The board voted to approve an energy performance contract with Siemens Industry, Inc.

The board heard a presentation Nov. 5 on the next steps of the energy audit, which was completed on the district over the past few months. The goal of the audit was to find ways to reduce energy spending.

To do that, the district will update their heating system, update lighting, do pipe insulation, boiler replacements and retrofit the pool water heater.

The district could see a $2.6 million cumulative net benefit over the next 18 years, after all of the costs and benefits of the program.

With board approval, the next step would be to submit the contract to the state education department for approval. If approved, construction on the proposed projects would begin in August.

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