NBMUA Conducts 4th Annual “Go Green-Save Green” Poster Contest - Robert Fulton Middle School Student Awarded Grand Prize by Mayor Sacco
NBMUA Grand Prize Poster Contest Winner Karen Gomez poses with First Place Winners: Mia de los Santos (3rd Grade, Horace Mann), Andrea Guzman (6th Grade, Horace Mann), Faith Cook (10th Grade, NBHS) along with Mayor Sacco, Superintendent Solter, Executive Director Pestana, Department of Public Works Superintendent John Shaw and MUA Recycling Aide Tom Stampe
Thousands of children from North Bergen schools, participated in the fourth annual “Go Green - Save Green” Poster Contest sponsored by the North Bergen Municipal Utilities Authority and the Board of Education. Art teachers from all schools worked with students in the following four age-grouped categories, 1st-3rd, 4th-6th, 7th & 8th and 9th-12th to create the artwork. The contest culminated last night as the Grand Prize winner was crowned during a pizza and cupcake party which took place at North Bergen High School.
The Grand Prize winner was Karen Gomez, an eighth grader from Robert Fulton School, who received an iPad as first prize. Karen’s artwork shows two different scenes. The scene on the left is how the world would look if it was cared for properly. The scene on the right, on the other hand, is a toxic and destroyed environment. Both images contrast and remind us that we must take care of our planet. Her truly impressive work is now also displayed on an NBMUA recycling truck that travels through town almost every day.
“I would like to congratulate Karen on her magnificent work, along with everyone that participated in this year’s contest,” said Mayor Sacco. “This project is unique and extraordinary because it teaches our kids and reminds everyone be more eco-friendly. I commend the MUA’s mission and their initiative to find new ways to protect and care for our environment.”
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