Yennie Shyu, a 12-year old, 7th grade student at Sierramont Middle School is now an internationally recognized artist which started by winning a local competition sponsored by the Milpitas Executive Lions Club.
Shyu’s poster was among more than 350,000 entries submitted worldwide in the annual Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International sponsors the program to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. The poster advanced and was selected by Lions District 4-C6 for its originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the 2008-09 contest theme “Peace Begins With Me.”
On February 14, the young artist together with her parents accepted her award as winner of California MD4 from Lions Club International President Al Brandel. On March 13, Shyu with her parents attended the 31st Annual Lions Day with the United Nations to accept her award for the International Contest.
Join us at a reception for Yennie on Thursday, April 16, at 11:00 a.m. at the Milpitas Public Library, 160 North Main Street, in the Multi-Purpose Room. RSVP by April 13 to firstname.lastname@example.org.