Fourth Annual “Go Green, Save Green” Calendar Contest
School begins on Tuesday, September 8th, and the North Bergen school teachers are all ready for the, Fourth Annual “Go Green, Save Green” Calendar Poster Contest.
Last year thousands of North Bergen school children participated in the third annual “Go Green - Save Green” Poster Contest sponsored by the Municipal Utilities Authority and the Board of Education. Art teachers worked with students in the following four age-grouped categories, 1st to 3rd, 4th to 6th, 7th & 8th and 9 through 12 to create the artwork. In addition to the Grand Prize winner, three first place finishers each won a Kindle Fire, four second place winners won a $100 dollar gift card and four third place winners received a $50 gift card. Another 80 young artists earned an Honorable Mention, and received a gift card for Brick Oven Pizza. About 250 students and parents were treated to a Pizza and Cupcake Party at NB High School on December 1 where the awards were presented. The Grand Prize winner, Diane Concepcion, an eighth grader from Horace Mann School received an iPad. Diane’s art shows a girl holding a globe describing ways to recycle and Save the Earth. Her truly impressive work is now also displayed on the side of an NBMUA recycling truck that travels through town almost every day.
With all the enthusiasm from last year’s event the children are really excited for this year, they can’t wait to show their talents and possibly win and have their artwork displayed on the side of a truck. Executive Director Frank Pestana added that the student artwork was featured in 10,000 calendars that were distributed in every school and also given away at the township’s Winterfest celebration on December 4th. “On behalf of our Board, I want to thank Mayor Sacco, our Recycling staff and the school district for helping to make last year’s program a tremendous success,” he said. In addition I look forward to the tremendous artwork from this year’s contest. “The NBMUA will continue to work with local schools in the future to spread the good word about “Going Green.” Also in attendance at last year’s party were Superintendent of Schools Dr. George Solter and school administrators, art teachers, Board of Education members, Recycling Coordinator John Shaw and Recycling Program Aide Tom Stampe.