For Release: Wednesday, July 13, 2011
DEC Announces New York Recycles Poster Contest Winners
All New York State public and private school children were invited to showcase their artistic talents and their commitment to the environment by participating in the 2011 New York Recycles Poster Contest sponsored by the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the New York Recycles Committee.
The New York Recycles poster contest judging took place in June with more than 650 posters submitted. All judges remarked on the number of excellent submissions received and indicated deciding the best posters was a difficult job. The winning posters will be used in the 2012 New York Recycles Calendar. This annual calendar is a daily reminder to reduce, reuse & recycle.
Winning posters were chosen in five grade categories including K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 and Special Needs. All the students that participate are winners; they understand the importance of protecting our environment by taking action.
|Samuel Ahn||1st||3||PS 203 Oakland Gardens||Bayside|
|Emalie Malandro||2nd||1||School 15||Yonkers|
|Kevin Majano||3rd||2||Burnes Ave School||Hicksville|
|Jeffrey Fukushima||1st||6||Paideia School||Yonkers|
|Emily Melita||2nd||5||Northwood Elementary||Hilton|
|Charles Bedell||3rd||4||Dutch Lane School||Hicksville|
|Brynn Vaher||Runner-up||5||Maplewood Elementary||Huntington Station|
|Andy Mrose||1st||8||Paideia School||Yonkers|
|Sophia Ragalskyj||2nd||8||Our Lady of Mercy HS||Rochester|
|Lindsey Caines||3rd||8||Our Lady of Mercy HS||Rochester|
|Nicole Fay||Runner-up||8||Oceanside Middle||Oceanside|
|Brooke Schiff||1st||10||HAFTR High School||Cedarhurt|
|Ming Dong Zhang||2nd||12||Herbert H Lehman HS||Bronx|
|Zach McKeeby||3rd||11||Duanesburgh High School||Delanson|
|Kevin Franklin||1st||Special||Seaman Neck Middle School||Seaford|
|Amy Baker||2nd||Special||Sauquoit Valley Middle School||Sauquoit|
|Kelly Ottaunick||3rd||Special||Rosemary Kennedy School (BOCES)||Wantagh|
For more information on the various poster contests DEC offers students every year and to view the past year's New York Recycles winning posters, visit the DEC website. The 2011 poster winners will be posted in December to coincide with the 2012 New York Recycles Calendar.