Bogota Arbor Day Poster and Writing Contest Winners
On Friday April 29th Arbor Day, the Bogota Environmental Commission awarded the Arbor Day Poster Contest Awards to fifth graders in St. Joseph Academy, Lillian M. Steen School and E. Roy Bixby School. This year’s theme was: Speak for the Trees in art and literature. Mayor Patrick McHale visited all three schools and presented the awards. Bogota Environmental Commission Chairperson Daniele Fede attended on Friday and Commission member Nikki Spiegel attended on Tuesday.
A special thanks goes to Commission member Julie Meehan, who put the program together and had it distributed and picked up from the schools.
The poster winners at St. Joseph Academy were: First Place – Stephanie Maure; Second Place – Kayla Mancini; Third Place – Jack Finucane; Honorable Mention – Nicole Beira and Molina Dundua.
The winners from Lillian M. Steen were: First Place – Lauren Pena; Second Place – Cindy Perpepaj; Third Place – Sarah Kanawi; Honorable Mention – Celia Gerhardt.
The winners from E. Roy Bixby School were: First Place – Melissa Cristaldo; Second Place – Jaelyn Grullon; Third Place – Cacike Estrada; Honorable Mention – Rachel Pulido and Madison Petersen.
The Mayor McHale also awarded the Arbor Day Writing Contest Awards to sixth graders in E. Roy Bixby School. The award winners: First Place – Leah Pimental; Second Place – Daniel Rivera; Third Place (tie) – Patrick Sunga and Jaclyn Villafuerte; Honorable Mention – Isaac Martinez and Samantha Gioiosa.
All fifth graders in all three schools and sixth graders in Bixby School were also given tree seedlings for planting at home.