Winners Announced in Hudson County Prosecutor’s Drawing & Creativity Contest

Prosecutor Esther Suarez Announces Winners of Creativity Contest

HUDSON COUNTY – With school children throughout the county at home and learning through online instruction as a result of the COVID19 public health emergency, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office launched in March a creativity contest for students to submit artwork, videos and poetry.

With dozens of entries submitted, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez is announcing today the winners from each town and schools that entered, with a total of 17 awardees. Each winner is being presented a $25 Target gift card and all participants are being presented with a certificate.

The “How Much We Love Hudson County Drawing and Creativity Contest” was an opportunity for students to share what they love about their Hudson County town – from its people, to its places, to its sights, smells and sounds – through drawing, video, poems, and more. The contest was open to all students, grades pre-k to 12. Many students submitted work on their own, while some teachers used the contest as a way to get creative with the class with students from entire classes submitting work.

“It was uplifting to see the creativity and messages of hope reflected in the artwork, videos and poems,” said Prosecutor Suarez. “During these difficult times, we thought this would be a positive way for young people to engage in a creative outlet while sharing what they love about their home towns. We thank everyone who participated, including the teachers who used this as a way to showcase their students’ creative talents.”

The following are the winners of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Creativity Contest:
1- Guttenberg – Beau Michael Copeland, Anna Klein School, 2nd grade
2- Kearny – Isabella Mangal, Garfield School, 3rd grade
3- West New York – Kaylee Majana, Robert Menendez School, 3rd grade
4- Secaucus – Arav Bajoria, Huber Street School, 4th grade
5- North Bergen – Melani, Ian and Luna Sanchez, Lincoln and Roosevelt Schools, Kindergarten and 2nd grade
6- Union City – Layla Martinez and Olivia Navarro, PreK and Roosevelt School
7- Weehawken – Mario Buzzelli, Roosevelt School, 6th grade
8- Weehawken – Clare Facchini, St. Francis School, 5th grade
9- Jersey City – Explore Middle School, Layza Velez, 7th grade
10- Jersey City – Learning Community Charter School, Vihaan Badani, 2nd grade
11- Jersey City – Primary Prep Middle Schoolers
12- Jersey City – Global Community Charter School, Angelica Suri, 4th grade
13 – Jersey City – Sydney Wright, County Prep High School, Grade 10
14- County Prep High School, Grade 9, Daana Kamal
15- County Prep High School, Grade 10, Tiara Jenkins-Amaker
16- County Prep High School, Grade 11, Nyellie Muniz
17- County Prep High School, Grade 12, Disha Patel




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