Earth Day Poster Contest Winners

Schools and Libraries

May 12, 2014


Long Beach elementary school students from East and Lindell schools received awards in the New York Senate's Earth Day poster contest.

Individual winners from East School were Jeremy Alstein, Peter Angelopoulos, Theodora Angelopoulos, Hailey Barshak, Aaron Conte, Carlos Figuerou, Jacob Grant, Tommy Greengus, Deanna Guerrero, Kelsey Keane, Paige Levin, Brigitte Lew, Reagan Martinson, Morgan McCaffrey, Jasmine Soriano and Ariana Thomas.

            Individual winners from Lindell School were Hunter Bloomer, Justin Small and Teddy Wachs (team project), Chloe Casey, Joan Cash, Allison Cohen, Caroline Roser Dialma, Grace Grazck, Matthew Landsman, Julia Meyers, Harry Murphy, Madeleine Odery, Rachel Perlmutter,

Fiona Power and Victoria Price (team project), Gwen Price, Marco Silvestri, Julia Silverberg, Cyla Temperio and Andie Zion.

A group award was given to the entire fifth-grade class of Lindell School who, under the direction of teacher Denise Collins, created a three-dimensional project titled "The Tree of Hope." The tree was fashioned from twigs wrapped in yarn to represent the rebirth of the Long Beach community after Superstorm Sandy. Students will leave the project behind as a gift to their school.

Group awards were also given to Laura Swan's second-grade art students at Lindell School for posters that were made from recycled materials, expressing their commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle to improve our environment. These students were Vince Casalaina, Kerry Cody, Gabriel DaSilva, Andrea Diaz, Victor Discua, Grace Egan, Shane Ferrante, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Ryan Hicks, Patryck Hogarth, Nico Kanganis, Ryan Marino, Matthew Pszczola, Hannah Ramirez, Derek Ramos, Jana Reynolds, Rylee Roberts, Emma Rosenthal, Alex Rossi, John Sofield, Maureen Surgot, and Ethan Verga. 

"This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the Ninth Senatorial District," said Senator Dean Skelos. "Each entry from my district displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment."

To view copies of the winning posters, visit www.nysenate.gov/earth-day-2014-poster-contest-district-9.