Promoting Peace, Artistically

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Three students have been named winners for their artwork in the annual 2018 Shanti Peace art calendar. 

Kayla Pardini, a fifth-grader from Smithtown Elementary School, was selected as a winner and will be presented with $501. Nesaquake Middle School sixth-grader Juliana Paparella was named a winner and will receive $601 for her submission. High School East senior Ilysa Sirota received $1,201 for her winning artwork.

This is the 12th year of the annual calendar contest. The Shanti Fund is a charitable group dedicated to promoting Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals and his philosophy of peace. The students’ artwork will appear in the 2018 calendar.