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Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest

Empowers 5th grade students to advocate for an endangered or threatened species from New Jersey through a well-researched, creative essay and original art piece.

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Thank you to everyone who entered the 2020 SPECIES ON THE EDGE ART & ESSAY CONTEST!

Congratulations to our 2020 winners:

Atlantic County

First Place: Chloe Ren, Belhaven Middle School

Second Place: Sasha Rimska, Belhaven Middle School

Bergen County

First Place: Abigail Jee, Maugham Elementary School

Second Place: Kexin Huang, Pierrepoint School

Burlington County

First Place: Cadence Osowski, Bobby's Run School

Second Place: Angela Halbach, Olson Middle School

Camden County

First Place: Alexandra Moik, Kresson Elementary

Second Place: Maddie Collier, Bell Oaks Upper Elementary

Cape May County

First Place: Yae-Jin Billiris, Dennis Twp. Elemnetary School

Second Place: Lea Kern, Dennis Twp. Elemnetary School

Cumberland County

First Place: Andrew Hollingsworth, Haleville Mauricetown School

Second Place: Leah Gwazdacz, Mt. Pleasant Elementary School

Essex County

First Place: Yamilex Fernandez, First Ave School

Second Place: Ayelen Romero, Ann Street School

Gloucester County

First Place: Summer Schaffer, J. Mason Tomlin Elementary School

Second Place: Grace Gentile, J. Mason Tomlin Elementary School

Hudson County

First Place: Danica Needham, PS 20 Maya Angelou

Second Place: Luis Lopez, PS 20 Maya Angelou

Hunterdon County

First Place: Adyson Orr, Thomas B. Conley School

Second Place: Audrey Hammill, Delaware Township School

Mercer County

First Place: Ishaan Puhan, Stony Brook Elementary

Second Place: Srishte Arvind, Stony Brook Elementary

Middlesex County

First Place: Mayrin Reyes-Jackson, Greater Brunswick Charter School

Second Place: Leila Larrea, Greater Brunswick Charter School

Monmouth County

First Place: Sienna Vowell, Manasquan Elementary School

Second Place: Ruby Taboada, Maple Place Middle School

Morris County

First Place: Devin Heller, CMS Elementary School

Second Place: Julia Sun, Mountain View Middle School

Ocean County

First Place: Sibylla Acosta, Frog Pond Elementary

Second Place: Jaiden Petrosky, Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School

Salem County

First Place: Isabella Poli, Paul W. Carleton Elementary School

Second Place: Libby Cobb, Alloway Township School

Somerset County

First Place: Tejasdeep Keerthipati, Auten Road School

Second Place: Pari Patel, Auten Road School

Sussex County

First Place: Christopher Ternay, Wantage Elementary

Second Place: Brianne Cooper, Wantage Elementary

Union County

First Place: Aiden Steinwald, Holy Trinity School

Second Place: Emily Huang, Thomas P. Hughes School

Warren County

First Place: Laurynn Apgar, Harmony Twp. School

Second Place: Hazel Hart-Brandesma, Ridge and Valley Charter School


Past Winners of the Species on the Edge Contest

This STEAM-based contest enables 5th grade students to advocate for an endangered or threatened species from New Jersey through a well-researched, creative essay and original art piece. Check out the past winners of this contest since the beginning.

Species On The Edge - Testimonials

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Species on the Edge Circle of Winners Club

Open to all past and current winners of the Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest, the Circle of Winners Club will offer unique access to upcoming wildlife events, academic and professional networking, merchandise discounts, and up-close and personal wildlife experiences.


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