Lions Club Story of the Week: Visually Impaired Girl from U.S. Wins Essay Contest
This year, we introduced a new initiative – the Lions International Essay Contest. This contest gives visually impaired 11-, 12- and 13-year-old students a chance to share their thoughts about peace.
We’re pleased to announce that this year’s grand prize winner is Amy Elizabeth Bosko, a 12-year-old girl from Lisle, Illinois, USA. Judges chose Amy’s essay for its artistic merit and portrayal of the theme, “Power of Peace.” In her essay, Amy wrote, “I am blind. However, I have senses that make me see a clear vision for world peace. I can hear the laughter of families floating across the borders of all countries. Laughter and communication skills are universal languages.”
As the grand prize winner, Amy receives an award and a check for US$5,000. The club president and members of the Villa Park Lions Club, which sponsored Amy’s entry in the Essay Contest, recently presented the prize to her.