FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County’s Constitutional Officers – County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, County Sheriff Shaun Golden and County Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters are pleased to announce the winners of the annual ‘My County’ poster contest.
Since the majority of fourth grade students study the State of New Jersey as part of their social studies curriculum, all County fourth graders were invited to create a poster depicting unique aspects of Monmouth County and how they relate to County Government.
“Each year we look forward to hosting this contest to see the creativity of our County’s fourth grade students,” said Clerk Hanlon.
“We received an overwhelming 116 entries this year and were very impressed by the students’ knowledge of the County and their ability to relay their thoughts artistically,” said Sheriff Golden.
All of the entries were blindly judged by Clerk Hanlon, Sheriff Golden and Surrogate Peters.
“Choosing this year’s winners was especially difficult, as all 116 posters creatively depicted some of Monmouth County’s best features and also exemplified the students’ understanding of the community they live in,” said Surrogate Peters.
The 2018 ‘My County’ Poster Contest winners are as follows:
First Place (2)
Leeslie Garcia – St. Rose of Lima School, Freehold
Michela Mungiello – St. Rose of Lima School, Freehold
Maris Child – St. Catharine School, Spring Lake
Jadyn Mehta – Nut Swamp Elementary School, Middletown
Maggie Law – Atlantic Highlands Elementary School, Atlantic Highlands
Rebecca Girardy – St. Catharine School, Spring Lake
Matthew Nash – St. Catharine School, Spring Lake
Niamh Stapleton – St. Catharine School, Spring Lake
Sophia Kurtz – St. Rose of Lima School, Freehold
Sophia Losche – St. Rose of Lima School, Freehold
Giavanna Sergi – St. Rose of Lima School, Freehold
Louis Sergi – St. Rose of Lima School, Freehold
Matthew J. Conte – Wolf Hill Elementary School, Oceanport
The First, Second and Third Place winners will be awarded prizes by Clerk Hanlon, Sheriff Golden and Surrogate Peters at the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders Meeting on June 26 at 7 p.m. at the Middletown Township Municipal Complex.
The First, Second and Third Place and nine Honorable Mention winning posters will be displayed at the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office at 33 Mechanic Street in Freehold on a rotating basis starting July 1 through July 2019.
The 2018 ‘My County’ Poster Contest ran from March 26 to May 1 and is hosted annually by Monmouth County’s Constitutional Officers during the month of April to commemorate County Government Month.
For questions about the poster contest, please call 732-431-7324, ext. 8739 or email CountyClerk@co.monmouth.nj.us.
First Place: Leeslie Garcia – St. Rose of Lima School, Freehold
First Place: Michela Mungiello – St. Rose of Lima School, Freehold
Second Place: Maris Child – St. Catharine School, Spring Lake
Third Place: Jadyn Mehta – Nut Swamp Elementary School, Middletown
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