Two Belvidere School District middle school students have won the Belvidere Lions Club's  International Peace Poster Contest.

 An awards ceremony was held on February 28 for Haylyn Easterbrooks from South Middle School and Rayne Kerchner from Central Middle School.

The club awarded both students with a certificate and s a monetary award.The Belvidere Lions Club also provided dinner to both of the girls, their families, and the middle school teachers. This is an annual event that both South and Central participate in every year. This year there were over 180 students from the 2 schools that participated.

Lions Club International started the Peace Poster contest in 1988, to  "...provide youths aged 11-13 the opportunity to share their artistic vision for peace."