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 December 21, 2016
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Town Celebrates the Environment at Recycled Art Contest

North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, the Town Board and the Office of Sustainability joined together on December 12 at the North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center to unveil an exhibition of recycled art created by students throughout the Town. The 8th Annual 2016 Recycled Art Contest asks students to use recyclable materials made of metal, paper, rubber, plastic or cloth and create their own unique artwork.

The competition was open to all of the students from the 11 school districts in the Town. Each year the contest encourages students to spread the powerful message to “Recycle, Reuse and Rethink,” The pieces of art on display use materials that otherwise would have been dumped in landfills.

Nearly three dozen students were recognized for their creative artwork in various categories, including, Environmental Message, Best Use of Recycled Materials, Best Execution and Creativity. Entrants were judged in the elementary, middle school, high school and group categories. Erin Reilley, the director of the Town’s Office of Sustainability, judged the contest.

Supervisor Bosworth attended the awards ceremony and discussed how this contest promotes the Town’s environmental mission.

“This contest is one of the many wonderful environmental initiatives with which the Town is involved all year long, including so many that involve our local schools,” Supervisor Bosworth said. “I am proud to say that for the first time this year, we have all 11 school districts in the Town participating in the program, as we were proud to welcome Mineola and Roslyn earlier this fall. I am always amazed at the resourcefulness of the students and the powerful environmental messages they convey.”

Other elected officials in attendance included Council Members Peter Zuckerman and Anna Kaplan and Town Clerk Wayne Wink.

All entries will be displayed through January 15, 2017 in the gallery at the North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center gallery.

This Year’s Winners:


Elementary School Category

Environmental Message
“Save the Earth”
Ammara L. Bhatti

Best use of Recycled Materials
Dryden Street School
“7 Flags”
Maryam Faisal
Grade 4

Creativity
JFK Elementary School
“Piano”
Jamie Bokhour
Grade 3

Best Execution
JFK Elementary School
“Fashionista Dress”
Juliana Hakakian
Grade 5

Middle School Category

Environmental Message
Willets Road School
“Recycled Paradise”
Alyson Zeller
Grade 7

Best Use of Recycled Materials
Willets Road School
“Repurposed Abstract Art”
Connor Quinn
Grade 5

Creativity
Rushmore Avenue School
“Picture Perfect”
Annabella Georg-Hyun
Grade 6

High School Category

Best Execution (Tie)
The Wheatley School
Victoria Mora and Ilana Nimkoff
“Twisting Torso” and “Remember”
Grade 9


Elementary Group Category

Environmental Message
E.M. Baker School
“Recycled City”
Grade K-5

Best use of Recycled Materials
Lakeville Elementary School
“Lakeville’s Royally Recycled Throne”
Grades 1-5

Creativity
Parkville Elementary School
“Recycling Through the Seasons”
Grade K

Best Execution
Saddle Rock Elementary
“Endangered”
Elliot Amirian; Melad Asli; Andrew Suh; Sue Zhang; Eleanor Gau; Brayden Dilmanian

Honorable Mention
JFK Elementary School
“Robot”
Emily Shaul; Samantha Bokhour
Grade 4

Honorable Mention
JFK Elementary School
“Foosball”
Valerie Tabaroki and Justine Khadavie
Grade 5

Middle School Group Category


Environmental Message
Willets Road School
“Recycled Mandala”
The Willets Road School Art Club
Grade 7-8

Best use of Recycled Materials
Westbury Middle School
“We Love Cake”
Kevin Moran; Jayden Ganthier; Jayden Anderson
Grade 8

Creativity
Westbury Middle School
“Recmoji”
Melissa Bell; Brian Richards
Grade 8

Best Execution
Weber Middle School
“Chandelier of Unity”
Weber Middle School Art Club

Honorable Mention
Westbury Middle School
“The Mutated Dancing Lizard”
Kevin Moran; Joseph Melgar; Daniel Rivas; Joshue Aguilar; Sebastian Antezana; Zaire Robinson; Hamad Nawaz; Tharidu Ratnayaka
Grade 8

Honorable Mention
Westbury Middle School
“The Rocking Horse”
Staelle Luxame; Breana Prather; Iris Grande; Jayden Anderson; Debora Fede; Rossely Reyes; Veronica Cruz; Stacy Goggans
Grade 8

Honorable Mention
Great Neck North Middle School
“Puffy Power Dress”
Paz Wysoki; Michelle Wasserman; Danielle Gluchlich
Grade 6

Willets Road School 5th grade student Connor Quinn explains his project, “Repurposed Abstract Art”, to Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Council Member Peter Zuckerman.


North Hempstead Council Member Anna Kaplan, Council Member Peter Zuckerman, Willets Road School student Alyson Zeller, Supervisor Judi Bosworth, and Town Clerk Wayne Wink take a photo with Alyson’s submission, “Recycled Paradise”.


  

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