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New York Recycles! Poster Contest 2016 Winners

girl on sidewalk putting cans in recycling bin, children in windows in the background, text reads

Grades K-3: First Place

Alexa Danzi

Dutch Lane School

Hicksville, NY

small drawing representing At School, At Work, At Home, and Everywhere cutouts of recyclable materials and recycling signs, text reads NEW YORK RECYCLES

Grades K-3: Second Place

Kathryn Alber

Southgate Elementary School

Loudonville , NY

small drwaings showing people recycling and composting, a home with solar panels, and an electric car, recycling symbol in center. Text reads

Grades K-3: Third Place

Marissa Banson

Southgate Elementary School

Loudonville, NY

two girls putting recyclables in a recycling bin, next to a swing set. Background: hill with building on top, sun and clouds in sky. Text reads

Grades K-3: Runner Up

Emma Paulwell

Burns Ave. School

Hicksville, NY

recycling symbol in black and white set against flowerburst. recycling bin to left and skyscraper with recycling symbols to right. background is blue sky with clouds and rainbow. Text reads

Grades 4-6: First Place

Tatiana Aquino

Hicksville Middle School

Hicksville, NY

arms covered in vines of flowers, fruits, and vegetables reach from the sky, hands scoop a small plant with green leaves from the earth. roots in the ground connect to leftover and discarded food and worms creating compost

Grades 4-6: Second Place

Angela Chen

M.S. 158Q

Bayside, NY

collection of racoons, city birds, and squirrels put recyclables into recycling containers and old clothes into clothes donation bin. Background is city skyline. text on banner pulled by bird reads

Grades 4-6: Third Place

Sophie Shuang Cheng

P.S. 108 Philip J. Abinanti

Bronx, NY

Food donation truck arriving at food pantry. Text reads

Grades 4-6: Runner Up

Teresa Jennings

Dutch Lane School

Hicksville, NY

The text reads Litter - Let's Pick It Up NY over city skyline backdrop. foreground is people cleaning up beach litter

Grades 7-9: First Place

Clara Lam

Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School 74Q

Bayside, NY

flowers growing out of ground, roots connected to discarded food. butterfly and bee above. Text reads

Grades 7-9: Second Place

Julia Schofield

Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women

Rochester, NY

Globe in 8 pieces with two parts out of place background is space with moon and sun visible. Text reads

Grades 7-9: Third Place

Jake Krumsiek

John F. Kennedy Middle School

Post Jefferson Station, NY

city block with tall buildings and cars on the road. list of recyclables on the bottom. Text over top reads

Grades 7-9: Runner Up

Julia Bell

Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women

Rochester, NY

three red flowers in a glass jar, tin cans, recyclable jug, newspaper clippings in the corners.

Grade 10-12: First Place

Kori Pechler

Victor Central Schools

Victor, NY

image of a city skyline, apple overtop with REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE and worm going though. Above a plane pulls a pink banner with the words

Grades 10-12: Second Place

Sigal Karasanti


Cedarhurst, NY

soda bottle in center with four arrows point to four different ways to use empty soda bottles. Text above reads

Grades 10-12: Third Place

Sarah Kopyto


Cedarhurst, NY

taxi on a street in front of three buildings. Sign on the center building reads

Grades 10-12: Runner Up

Aliza Gettenberg


Cedarhurst, NY

two people next to a red house, yellow car on the road behind them, cloud in the sky above reads

Special Needs: First Place

Moises Perez

Cross Hill Academy

Yonkers, NY

two recycling bins full od plastic bottles and a stack of newspaper. Text reads

Special Needs: Second Place

Obed Nozius

Seaman Neck Middle School

Seaford, NY

intersection of a dirt road one branch leads to a compost facility. a lake and tall tree nearby. Text reads

Special Needs: Third Place

Jonathan Balletta

Seaman Neck Middle School

Seaford, NY

recycling bin full of recyclables, text reads

Special Needs: Runner Up

Ryan Moody

Seaman Neck Middle School

Seaford, NY