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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!
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:
First Place: Isabella Iordanov - Belhaven Middle School
Second Place: Reese Gurwicz - Belhaven Middle School
First Place: Adelina Harrington - Ho-Ho-Kus Public School
Second Place: Emily Pincus - Woodside Elementary
First Place: Lukas Seeber - Olson Middle School
Second Place: Natalia Mangan - Bobby's Run School
First Place: Francesca Shih - Kresson Elementary School
Cape May County
First Place: Jocelyn Jamison - Dennis Township Elementary
Second Place: Ryan Myers - Dennis Township Elementary
First Place: Andrea I. Arroyo - Ridge Street School
Second Place: Melany Jerez - Ann Street School
First Place: Taryn Elise D'Auria - Williamstown Middle School
Second Place: Carly Hagmaier - J. Mason Tomlin
First Place: Kayla Gray - Kearny Board of Education
Second Place: Naiara Carrero - Kearny Board of Education
First Place: Sarah Boothe - Woodglen Middle School
Second Place: Rainah Bennett - Delaware Twp. School
First Place: Oishee Sinharay - Stony Brook Elementary School
Second Place: Brooke Wood - Toll Gate Grammar School
First Place: Arpia Bajwa - Millstone River School
Second Place: Alice Nadtochiy - Millstone River School
First Place: Madeleine Ani Klinger - Lloyd Road School
Second Place: Maeve Korth - Manasquan Elementary
First Place: Natalie Rodriguez - CMS Elementary School
Second Place: Bridget Drew - Mountain View School
First Place: Melanie Rebelo - Ocean Road Elementary
Second Place: Jophy Lin - Manchester Twp Elementary School
First Place: Anna Maria Jankowska - School Two (Passaic County School)
Second Place: Aadil Rana - School Two (Passaic County School)
First Place: Ava Robinson - Paul W. Carleton Elementary
Second Place: Daisy Murga - Paul W. Carleton Elementary
First Place: Maya Gonzalez - Auten Road Intermediate School
Second Place: Varshan Sankar - Auten Road Intermediate School
First Place: Thomas Labrada - Pope John XXIII Middle School
Second Place: Madeleine Leonard - Pope John XXIII Middle School
First Place: Ryan Chintada - Allamuchy Township School
Second Place: Benjamin Scott - Homeschooled
2019 Contest Kit and Entry Form - 952.4KB
2019 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resource Kit for Essay Development - 5.9MB
2019 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resource Kit for optional Art Project - 16.0MB
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Stephanie DAlessio, CWF Director of Education: Email
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