Poppy Contest Winners

Students in Mrs. Kerstetter's Art classes created posters for the 2023 American Legion Poppy Poster Contest. They were encouraged to honor America's veterans by including the words "American Legion Auxiliary," a brief slogan, red Flanders Field Poppies, and a wide range of illustration possibilities reflecting this theme.  Mrs. Sue Shelley, an aide at EJ, promotes the yearly contest as a member of the 298 Auxiliary Unit. They received 60 entries this year from both Juniata County high schools! Mrs. Kerstetter's father is a veteran of the Vietnam War. It is important for today's students to honor our veterans through this project and show appreciation for the soldier's dedication and service to our country, sometimes paying the ultimate price with their lives. Thank you to all the students who worked so hard on their entries! Congratulations to the following students……

1st Place

Lily Varner (12th)

Cadence Bozian (10th)

Katelynn Frantz (12th) 

Sage Matthews (9th)

Blake Hart (7th) 

2nd & 3rd Place

12th Grade: Valerie Smith and Taylor McElwee 

10th &11th Grades- Rachelle Messimer and Maddy Kitting 

8th & 9th Grades- Maykyla Coudriet and Anthony Hepner 

7th Grade- Katara Sweigart and Aden Poorman 

LIfe Skills- Ashley Hammill and Rowdy Lynch