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PII Art & Essay Contest 2012 Winners

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We would like to thank all of the contestants and their sponsoring teachers that participated in the Third PII 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 Sunday June 3rd 2012 at 5:30pm at

Hilton Hasbroucks Heights

650 Terrace Ave.

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604

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

Essay Contest Winners

High School

1- Jordana L. Rosenberg, Arthur P Schalick High School. Teacher: Mr. Ben Hirschkopf

2- Savannah Jackson, Morris Knolls High School. Teacher: Mrs. Thalman

3- Mansi Desai, Absegami High School. Teacher: Ms. Ryan-Keeley

Honorable Mentions

1- Shayma Embaby, Belleville High. Teacher: Mr. Klotzkin

2- Laura Garcia, Hackensack High School. Teacher: Mrs. Schmitz

3- Angus Fung, Englewood Academies. Teacher: Ms. Judy Aronson

4- Xavier Samy-Stevens, Liberty High School. Teacher: Ms. Toby Davis

5- Ameena Soliman, Noor Ul-Iman School. Teacher: Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed

Middle School

1- Katherine Wojciechowski, Clifton T. Barkalow Middle School. Teacher: Mrs. Elizabeth Morris

2- Campbell Hester, St. Michael’s School. Teacher: Mr. McGee

3- Maia Iyer, St. Rose of Lima Academy. Teacher: Mrs. Cecilia Adams

Honorable Mentions

1- Andin Ncho, Winslow Middle School. Teacher: Ms. Douglas

2- Michael Reingold, Frelinghuysen Middle School. Teacher: Mrs. Carlene Henke

3- Marie Quintana, Carlstadt Public School. Teacher: Ms. Nilsen

4- Abhigna Rao, Brooklawn Middle School. Teacher: Mrs. Julianne Buccino

5- Meghan Timmons, Saint Vincent Martyr School. Teacher: Michelle Flanagan


Art Contest Winners

High School

1- Yve Lepkowski, Bergen County Academies. Teacher: Joann Onnembo

2- Auset Sudan, Rosa Parks High School. Teacher: Ms. Rothenberg

3- Germetria Clay, School: Henry Snyder High School. Teacher: Danielle Scott

Honorable Mentions

1- Carrie Hindermyer, Hamilton High School West. Teacher: Gary Coyne

2- Carlie Goode, Watchung Hills Regional High School. Teacher: Mrs. Jamie Lott-Jones

3- Aaron Precod, Hillside High School. Teacher: Ms. Kozlowski

4- Hatice Beyza Guc, Pioneer Academy of Science

5- Shannon Levin, Bergen County Academies. Teacher: Joann Onnembo


Middle School

1- Lauren Park, Elisabeth Morrow School. Teacher: Mrs. Lisa Nicolaou

2- Sabrina Binhashim, Winslow Township Middle School. Teacher: Ms. Douglas

3- Sujean Gahng, Montgomery Middle School. Teacher: Hyewon Gahng

Honorable Mentions

1- Vivian Carpintero, Ironbound Catholic Academy. Teacher: Ms. Normita G. Atienza

2- Jacob Long, Pittsgrove Township Middle School, Teacher: Lorraine Hill

3- Grace Petrosini, H.W. Mountz School. Teacher: Kathy Kokoll

4- Paola Bodano Cabezas, West New York Middle School. Teacher: M. Sanchez

5- Rachel Wui, Lewis F. Cole Middle School. Teacher: Taihwa Goh


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 Sunday June 3, 2012 at Hilton Hasbroucks Heights (650 Terrace Ave. Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604) 5:30 pm along with PII Awards Ceremony 2012.

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 advance 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:

Peace Islands Institute

17 Academy St. Suite 701

Newark, NJ 07102

P: 973-353-9333

F: 973-353-9331

E-Mail: infonj(at)

6) Are my students able to produce their work on adobe Photoshop or illustrator then submit them in a poster format. No, all art must be done by hand.

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