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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.


Thank you to everyone who entered the 2019 SPECIES ON THE EDGE ART & ESSAY CONTEST!


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Students select one of more than eighty endangered New Jersey species and write a well-researched essay creatively advocating for that animal. Students can complete their essay and accompanying art piece as part of a week-long Common Core and NextGen Science standards aligned unit or with a quick one day introduction. All educator materials, including handouts, PowerPoints, and detailed lesson plans, are included within the contest kit. Because students become champions for New Jersey animals by learning where they live, what they look like, and what threatens their futures, a diverse range of learners are able to engage in a real-world research project where writing and art take on significance beyond the walls of the classroom.

2019 Species on the Edge Winners:

Atlantic County

First Place: Isabella Iordanov - Belhaven Middle School

Second Place: Reese Gurwicz - Belhaven Middle School

Bergen County

First Place: Adelina Harrington - Ho-Ho-Kus Public School

Second Place: Emily Pincus - Woodside Elementary

Burlington County

First Place: Lukas Seeber - Olson Middle School

Second Place: Natalia Mangan - Bobby's Run School

Camden County

First Place: Francesca Shih - Kresson Elementary School

Second Place:

Cape May County

First Place: Jocelyn Jamison - Dennis Township Elementary

Second Place: Ryan Myers - Dennis Township Elementary

Essex County

First Place: Andrea I. Arroyo - Ridge Street School

Second Place: Melany Jerez - Ann Street School

Gloucester County

First Place: Taryn Elise D'Auria - Williamstown Middle School

Second Place: Carly Hagmaier - J. Mason Tomlin

Hudson County

First Place: Kayla Gray - Kearny Board of Education

Second Place: Naiara Carrero - Kearny Board of Education

Hunterdon County

First Place: Sarah Boothe - Woodglen Middle School

Second Place: Rainah Bennett - Delaware Twp. School

Mercer County

First Place: Oishee Sinharay - Stony Brook Elementary School

Second Place: Brooke Wood - Toll Gate Grammar School

Middlesex County

First Place: Arpia Bajwa - Millstone River School

Second Place: Alice Nadtochiy - Millstone River School

Monmouth County

First Place: Madeleine Ani Klinger - Lloyd Road School

Second Place: Maeve Korth - Manasquan Elementary

Morris County

First Place: Natalie Rodriguez - CMS Elementary School

Second Place: Bridget Drew - Mountain View School

Ocean County

First Place: Melanie Rebelo - Ocean Road Elementary

Second Place: Jophy Lin - Manchester Twp Elementary School

Passaic County

First Place: Anna Maria Jankowska - School Two (Passaic County School)

Second Place: Aadil Rana - School Two (Passaic County School)

Salem County

First Place: Ava Robinson - Paul W. Carleton Elementary

Second Place: Daisy Murga - Paul W. Carleton Elementary

Somerset County

First Place: Maya Gonzalez - Auten Road Intermediate School

Second Place: Varshan Sankar - Auten Road Intermediate School

Sussex County

First Place: Thomas Labrada - Pope John XXIII Middle School

Second Place: Madeleine Leonard - Pope John XXIII Middle School

Union County

First Place:

Second Place:

Warren County

First Place: Ryan Chintada - Allamuchy Township School

Second Place: Benjamin Scott - Homeschooled


RESOURCES

 

Download 2019 Contest Kit and Entry Form

2019 Contest Kit and Entry Form - 952.4KB
2019 Contest Kit and Entry Form for Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest

Download 2019 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resource Kit for Essay Development

2019 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resource Kit for Essay Development - 5.9MB
Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resource Kit for Essay Development. Includes comprehensive unit and NGSS daily lesson plans which include pre-writing graphic organizers, Powerpoint presentations, grading rubrics, & other resources to help implement the contest into your curriculum.

Download 2019 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resource Kit for optional Art Project

2019 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resource Kit for optional Art Project - 16.0MB
Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resource Kit for Optional Art Project. Includes comprehensive unit and National Core Standard visual art lesson plans which include Powerpoint presentations, classroom games, grading rubrics, & other resources to help implement the contest into your daily curriculum.

 

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

Testimonials from educators about the Species on the Edge Contest. Submit your own testimonial.

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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