Middle School Writing & Poster Contest

by | Mar 1, 2024 | 2023-2024, Our Activities

What an amazing morning it was as we celebrated several winners of the Challenge Day Writing & Poster Contests! As it turned out, all of the recipients were young ladies and we couldn’t have been more proud of each of them.  We are fortunate that over 30 years ago, STMS Teacher/Advisor Larry Lambdin brought Challenge Day to our middle school youth. This now, nation wide program, has evolved over the years and we’ve watched it, and our youth grow! Participants experience powerful love and belonging, connect across lines of difference and move toward creating the culture they want in their school.  Prompts for our writers and artists included their ideas to change their middle school for the better.  The motto of Challenge Day has been and remains, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

They addressed things they want changed in their middle school with the biggest themes being bullying and racism.  We believe with their help and insight, things can change.

Thank you to the STMS staff, to SITS Middle School Projects Committee, and to the young women who spoke and illustrated from their hearts.