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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. Winning artwork from the 2017 Contest will be displayed shortly.
2017 FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Atlantic County - Ethan Mitnick, Belhaven Middle School; Bergen County - Jillian Rosini, Woodside Elementary School; Burlington County - Allison Bonaventura, Bobby's Run School; Camden County - Lucy Cheatham, Central School; Cape May County - Abigail Teefy, Dennis Township Elementary School; Essex County- Dia Gupta, Glenwood Elementary School; Gloucester County - Macaela Kulback, J. Mason Tomlin Elementary School; Hudson County - David S. Lopes, Kearny Board of Education; Hunterdon County - Ulises Tovar, Delaware Township School; Mercer County - Emma Phelan, Lawrence Intermediate School; Middlesex Coounty - Joanne Bennet, Millstone River School; Monmouth County - Delaina DiMartino, Cove Road School; Morris County- Cody Arnold, Stonybrook School; Ocean County - Graysen Pagan, Ocean Road Elementary School; Salem County - Dilek Sahin, Paul W. Carleton School; Somerset County - Alyssa Flood, Stony Brook School; Sussex County - Marvin LiTrenta, Sandston-Walpack Consolidated School; Union County - Olivia Wang, Thomas P. Hughes School; Warren County - Aryan Motyala, Allamuchy Township School
2017 SECOND PLACE RUNNER-UPS
Atlantic County - Megan Welsey, Belhaven Middle School; Bergen County - Jack Sedlak, Ho-Ho-Kus Public School; Burlington County - Claudia Koch, Neeta Elementary School; Camden County - Prithvi Vijay, Signal Hill Elementary School; Cape May County- Tyler McDevitt, Dennis Township Elementary School; Essex County - Nicolas Barbosa, Ann Street School; Gloucester County - Danielle Grunwald, J. Mason Tomlin Elementary School; Hudson County - Victoria Kulikowski, Kearny Board of Education; Hunterdon County - Jayla Prassl, Delaware Township School; Mercer County - Emily Harrison, Cambridge School; Middlesex County - Yulissa Avila, Paul Robeson Community School of the Arts; Monmouth County- Trey Morgan, Manasquan Elementary School; Morris County - Danielle D'Amico, Stonybrook School; Ocean County - Ava Candelmo, Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School; Somerset County - Aanya Lal, Mount Horeb School; Sussex County - Evelynn Austin, Pope John Middle School; Union County - Ryan Moran, Thomas P. Hughes School; Warren County - Charlotte Peter, Hope Township School
SPECIES ON THE EDGE ART & ESSAY DESCRIPTION
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.
2017 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Rules and Entry Form - 2.9MB
2017 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest Teacher Resource Kit - 6.6MB
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Stephanie DAlessio, CWF Director of Education: Email
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