Oxford American Legion Auxilliary
The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 376 sponsored a Poppy Poster Contest in both the Oxford Academy Middle and High Schools. The event was chaired by Terrill Sutton with assistance by Art Educators, Charity Gipp and Joni Eaton. Six students were poster winners.

Since World War I, the American Legion Auxiliary has been distributing the red Memorial Poppy to remind Americans that millions sacrificed their lives and health to keep America free. This poster contest theme expresses what the poppy represents, in any art medium chosen by the students. The students were encouraged to read the poem "In Flanders Field" and research and learn about the meaning of the red Memorial poppy, patriotism, veterans and service, through art.

The Unit 376 ALA Poppy Poster contest is for grades five through twelve. There was a first, second, and third place in each grade.

Below are the winners of the ALA Unit 376 Poppy Poster Contest 2022

Emily Williams's 2022 MS, First Place winning poppy poster Sadie Laing's 2022 MS, Second Place winning poppy poster
Emily Williams - First Place, Middle School Sadie Laing - Second Place, Middle School
Abby Polaro's 2022 MS, Third Place winning poppy poster 2022 Middle School poster winners Emily Williams, Abby Polaro, and Sadie Laing.
Abby Polaro - Third Place, Middle School Middle School winners (L to R): Emily Williams, Abby Polaro, and Sadie Laing


Nivayah Demuth's 2022 HS, First Place winning poppy poster Olivia Barbosa's 2022 HS, Second Place winning poppy poster
Nivayah Demuth - First Place, High School Olivia Barbosa - Second Place, High School
Owen Behr - Third Place, High School HS winners (top) with award certificates: Nivayah Demuth and Joni Eaton, Art Instructor; (bottom L to R) Terrill Sutton - ALA Poppy Chairman, Olivia Barbosa, Owen Behr, and Joni Eaton.

Prizes were gift certificates to, the student's choice of, Oxford restaurants: Hoppie's, The Stadium, and Joe and Vinny's . First place - $25 gift certificates, second $15, and third - $10 gift certificates.

The winning posters were on display in the dining hall at the American Legion Post 376 (17 S Washington Ave, Oxford, NY) for a month of viewing during the Sunday Community Breakfasts.

Click to see other winning posters - Poppy Posters 2018 - Poppy Posters 2019 -* Poppy Posters 2021 - Poppy Posters 2023

*No 2020 contest due to the Pandemic

Congratulations students!




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