Rotary Announces Peace Poetry Contest Winners

Each year the Wellington Rotary Club presents its “World Peace Initiative” to support world peace and multicultural understanding. The initiative kicks off in March and culminates on United Nations World Peace Day on Sunday, Sept. 21, when the club will sponsor a peace ceremony.

During that time, many events and contests honoring world peace are conducted in Wellington area schools. Recognition and awards for these contests are given at the peace ceremony.

The World Peace Poetry Contest invited middle school students to submit a poem that fosters the beliefs of world peace and multicultural understanding. This year, 120 poems submitted were narrowed down to three, who will receive their awards on Sept. 21.

The winners are: Al Pontecorvo of Wellington Landings Middle School, Tari Kari of Emerald Cove Middle School and Ryan Bruno of Polo Park Middle School. Each winner will receive a check for $75 at the peace ceremony.

For more information about the Wellington Rotary Club, or to become a member, contact Bob Salerno at (561) 512-8247.