Valley student shines in poster contest

Student Evelyn Sisk of Snoqualmie won second prize in the Christophers’ nineteenth annual poster contest for high school students.

Sisk, a junior at Mount Si High School, interpreted the theme “You Can Make a Difference‚“ in an original poster. She took the $500 prize for her image of a vivid sunflower and the exhortation to shine.

Photos of the winning posters are available for viewing at

Maryknoll Father James Keller founded the Christophers in 1945 with the purpose of encouraging individuals to use their talents to make a positive difference. The ancient Chinese proverb, “It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness‚“ guides its publishing, radio and awards programs.

Students from grades 9 through 12 were invited to create a posters This year’s contest drew entries from high schools across the United States and around the world. The diversity of the posters reflected the regions, represented, the individual students themselves and their global and environmental concerns.

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