During the month of October, McNick’s Rockets for Life Club sponsors an annual pro-life poster contest for students. Students are encouraged to create posters reflecting the year’s theme. This year’s theme, “We are God’s Masterpiece” is derived from Ephesians 2:10.
Freshman Katy Einberger made a poster of a baby holding a paintbrush with this year’s theme written in the background. “I wanted to picture the baby as the artist instead of just God’s hand to symbolize God creates artists,” Einberger said. “I think there are some very important themes in the [pro-life] movement. I think it is important that life is valued.” Einberger’s untitled poster won second place earning her $20.
Freshman Meredith Burgess’ poster, God’s Masterpiece, shows the earth in the shape of a heart with God’s hands reaching out. “I thought most people were going to do something having to do with birth, so I thought I should do something a bit different,” Burgess said. Burgess won third place and $10. “Every life is special, so it is important to respect it all,” she said.
Junior Sophie Sponsler’s untitled poster depicts two hands holding a baby. “[The] background [is] filled with words and phrases that have to do with being pro-life,” Sponsler said. “I wanted to create something original that had a strong meaning to it. I started with the hands and the background just sort of came to me.” Sponsler won first place earning $30, and her poster, along with Burgess’ and Einberger’s, will be on display around the school.
“I hope my poster can help spread awareness,” Sponsler said.