North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, the Town Board, and the Office of Sustainability invited local students and their friends and family to the North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center on December 8th to the awards presentation for the sixth Annual Recycled Artwork Contest.
As part of this program, students use recyclable materials made of metals, paper, rubber, plastic or cloth and create their own unique artwork. Over 1,200 students from the nine school districts that participate in the North Hempstead School Recycling Program took part in this year’s competition.
More than two dozen students won in various categories, including Environmental Message, Best Use of Recycled Materials, Best Overall, and Creativity. Entrants were judged in the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories.
Bosworth attended the awards ceremony and discussed how this contest promotes the town’s environmental mission.
“It is the goal of the Town of North Hempstead to preserve the environment for future generations. Events such as this educate our children about the ways that all of us can work toward that goal,” Bosworth said. “Whether it’s conserving water, saving energy, composting in your garden or using recycled materials to make artwork, as all of you have done here tonight, there are so many ways we can keep North Hempstead green.”
More than 200 of this year’s entries will be displayed through Jan. 5, in the gallery at the “Yes We Can” Community Center. In addition for the fifth straight year, with the help of Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, the exhibit will be displayed at the New York State Capitol in Albany.
To view North Hempstead Television’s (NHTV) coverage of the awards ceremony and pre-judging please log on to www.mynhtv.com. The program will also air each night during the week of Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. on NHTV, which is channel 18 and 63 on Cablevision at Channel 46 on Verizon FIOS.
This year’s Great Neck winners include: This Year’s Winners: John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Environmental Message, “Recycled Karlin,” Karlin Biederman, fifth grade; Best use of Recycled Materials, “Winter Blossoms,” Juliana Hakakian, third grade; Best Overall, “Corrugated Tunes,” Jenny Jiang and Sarah Hakakian, fifth grade. Also, Saddle Rock Elementary School, Creativity, “Tree Houses,” Jordan Nazar, Maggie Ives, Melanie Yaeger, Sofia Buziashvili, Andie Doscher and Eden Gold, fifth grade. From Parkville Early Childhood Center, Honorable Mention, “Going Green,” Parkville School, Kindergarten.
Middle school winners: John F. Kennedy Elementary and North Middle School, Environmental Message, “Evolution Green, The Dream,” Cheri Chu and Chloe Chu, fifth and sixth grade,
For group category: J.F.K. Elementary School, Creativity, “Yarnitti,” fourth grade.