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Diversity Art & Essay Contest Winners 2011

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We would like to thank all of the contestants that particpated in the Second Annual Diversity Art & Essay Contest, we thank you all for your time and effort. Here is the list of winners.

If you are a winner, please go down the page and read carefully all the instructions.

The awards ceremony will be held on June 5th 2011  at 6:00pm at

Hanover Marriott
1401 Rt 10 E
Whippany, New Jersey 07981

Each student may be accompanied by one adult only. Use below contact information to RSVP.


Art Contest Winners

Mid School
1- Samantha Stokes, Grade 8, School: Assumption, ATCO
Teacher: Mrs. Gulla

2- Yoonju Son, Grade 7, School: Hammarskjold Middle School
Teacher: Lisa Gombas

3- Tatiyana Drobshevskaya, Grade 8, School: Applegarth Middle School
Teacher: Eve Solow

Honorable Mentions:
1- Nick Difranceisco, Grade 8, School: Orchard Valley Middle School

2- Isamar Montel, Grade 8, Teacher: Mr. Bromorsky/ Mrs. Richardson

3- Darrian Moskowitz, Grade 8, School: Ocean Township Intermediate School
Teacher: Mr. Reilly

4- Allison Swalb, Grade 8, Valley Middle School

5- Ana Olivera, Grade 6, School: Park Ave School
Teacher: Mrs. Lipstein

High School

1- Sophie Labell, Grade 10, School: Waldwick High School
Teacher: Christine Zaccardi

2- Joseph Park, Grade 12, School: Boonton High School
Teacher: Kirsten Kraa

3- Vanessa Vargas, Grade 9, School: Bergen County Academics
Teacher: Miyong Min

Honorable Mentions
1- Michelle Guo, Grade 10, School: Bergen County Academics
Teacher:  Mrs. Joann Onnembo

2- Grace Ming, Grade 9, School: Livingston High School
Teacher: Pam Fenelon Diaz

3- Cynthia Sefack, Grade 12, Immaculate High School
Teacher: Mrs. Deirdre Rosinski

4- Jonathon Leaverette, Grade 11, School: Union County Vocational- Technical Highschool
Teacher: Patricia J. Schreiber

5- Jarrod Chung, Grade 11, School: Englewood Academics
Teacher: Mr. Rodriguez

Essay Winners

Mid school
1- Aafreen Azmi, Grade 8, School: Al-Ghazaly Jr.High School
Teacher: Irene Abbassi

2- Emily Schalk, Grade 8, School: JP Case Middle School
Teacher: Melissa Stager

3- Nicole Ryan, Grade 8, School: Florence M. Gaudineer
Teacher: Dave Schottland

Honorable Mentions
1- Julie Hohenstein, Grade 7, School: Brielle Elementary School
Teacher: Ms. Emerson

2- Anthony Ramirez, Grade 8, School: Frelinghuysen Middle School
Teacher: Mrs. Carlene Henke

3- Will Roddy, Grade 8, School: Brielle Elementary School
Teacher: Ms. Emerson

4- Prajnika Chugh, Grade 8, School: Voorhees Middle School
Teacher:  Marc Del Rossi

5- Megan Sax van der Weyden, Grade 8, School: Pennsville Middle School
Teacher: Mrs. Mary Denaxas

High School
1- Andrew Bauer, Grade 11, School: Neptune High School
Teacher: Mrs. Debra-Johnson Dahrouge

2- Kiyun Gabriel Sung, Grade: 11, School: Hawthrone High School
Teacher: Mrs. DiGeronimo

3- Aysenur Guc, Grade 9, School: Bergen County Academies

Honorable Mentions
1- Stephen Bloshuk, Grade 11, School: Morris County School of Technology
Teacher: Mrs. Lisa Adams

2- Jennie Ciabatoni, Grade 11, School: Cape May County Technical High School
Teacher: Mrs. Jennifer Siciliano

3- Isai Ramirez, Grade 11, School: Hawthorne High School
Teacher: Mrs. Di Geronimo

4- Hajung Yoo, Grade 12, School: Hopewell Valley Central High School
Teacher: Rebecca Levy

5- Irene Zhang, Grade 11, School: Bergen County Academies
Teacher: JoAnn Onnembo

Prizes for each category
Grades 9 through 12:

1. First Place - $1000
2. Second Place - $800
3. Third Place - $600
4. 5 honorable mentions: $100 each.

Grades 6 through 8:
1. First Place - $750
2. Second Place - $600
3. Third Place - $500
4. 5 honorable mentions: $100 each.

Awards Ceremony will be held on June 5, 2001 at Hanover Marriott Hotel in Whippany at 5:30 pm along with IDC Awards Ceremony 2011.

How to get Awards:
Awards, whether check or cash, will be given/made payable to parents or legal guardians. Winners have to come to ceremony with an adult. Students should give in adance by calling us the person's full name to whom the checks will made payable to.

We urge all winners to attend the ceremony. It will be an unforgetable time in their lives. However, RSVP is required as this is a seated event. Each student may be accompanied by one adult only as this is not a free event. Use below contact information to RSVP.

Contact Information:
Interfaith Dialog Center
17 Academy St. Suite 701
Newark, NJ 07102

P: 973-353-9333
F: 973-353-9331
E-Mail: infoidc(at)


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