Ashlyn Alexander, a sixth-grade student at St. Gregory’s School in Maryville, has advanced to the next level in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Maryville Pride Lions member Pam Dougan, left, presented Alexander with a $50 check and the news her poster will move onto the district competition. They are joined by Betsy Nielson, St. Gregory’s sixth-grade teacher. The annual competition invites students ages 11 to 13 to use art to express their visions of peace. This year’s theme was Peace, Love and Understanding.