Meetings

AWARDS

The Blacksburg Host Lions Club presents several awards each year to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the community and the area.

 

The Lions JONES/SANDERS AWARD

is presented to the Blacksburg High School senior male and female students who, in the opinion of the School faculty and administrators, best exemplify academic achievement and outstanding citizenship. 

The 2015 JONES/SANDERS Awards were presented to: 

The H. B. DILLON AWARDS are presented to the Blacksburg High School senior male and female athlete who, in the opinion of the School faculty and administrators, best exemplify athletic performance and sportsmanship.

The 2015 Dillon Awards were presented to:  

Lions International sponsors a Peace Poster Contest each year, urging all Lions Clubs around the world to participate. The Blacksburg Host Club has sponsored a local Peace Poster contest for several years, with contestants from grades 6 and 7 of Blacksburg Middle School.

The 2014-15 International Peace Poster Contest winners were:

6th Grade: 

1st Place, Jessica Saville-Brown

2nd Place, Dasol Lee

3rd Place, Hannah Boehringer

 

7th Grade: 

1st Place, Nick Stilwell

2nd Place, Melissa Meng

3rd Place, Andrew Thompson

 

Lions of Virginia Bland Music Contest

The Bland Foundation has been providing performing opportunities as well as scholarships to gifted music students, both vocal and instrumental, since 1948. The purpose of the foundation is to promote cultural and educational opportunities for the musically talented young people in Virginia (primarily of high school age). This goal is achieved through progressive competitions, beginning at the local Lions club level and culminating in May in a competition among 12 finalists. The Bland Foundation provides $18,000 to the 12 finalists. The scholarships must be used for college tuition, music lessons, summer music programs or other music education endeavors.

James Bland, an African-American, was a popular composer in the late 1800's. In 1948 the Lions of Virginia were instrumental in having Bland's composition, "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny", adopted as a state song. To honor this prolific writer of Americana, the Lions wanted to create a "living monument".  The Lions Clubs of Virginia still honors James Bland and his place in American musical history through this successful, well-established program for supporting musically gifted youth

 2015 Bland Music Contest winners were:

1st Place: Instrumental:  

   
2nd Place, Instrumental
   
3rd Place, Instrumental:

 

Updated 8 March 2015

 

 

 

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