FREEHOLD – The winners of the ‘My County’ poster contest—which showcases what students like best about Monmouth County—were recently honored by county Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters, Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon and Sheriff Shaun Golden.
More than 180 posters were submitted from schools across the county.
“After learning about the State of New Jersey in their classroom social studies curriculum, fourth graders from Monmouth County were able to demonstrate their knowledge of county government in a creative way through this poster contest,” Peters said.
“The fourth graders’ design and content show not only knowledge of county government, but also imagination and originality,” Hanlon said. “I congratulate all the students who participated in the contest, especially this year’s winners, as they were able to provide insight about how our youth view Monmouth County.”
First place: Emmitt Whiting of Brielle Elementary School
Second Place: Madelyne Fitch of Atlantic Highlands Elementary School
Third Place: Mischa Jain of Indian Hill School (Holmdel)
Honorable Mentions: Katy Sawyer, Josie Corr, Finley Reese and Amy Basaman, Atlantic Highlands Elementary School; Emily Manzo and Matthew Papagni, Allenwood School; Charlotte Mathias and Leonora Grillo, Deal School; Emma Amirante, Taylor Mills; Sydney Connor, St. Leo the Great School; and Yara Ally, St. James Elementary School.
“A project like this helps students learn more about the great County we’re so fortunate to call home,” Golden said. “I commend all of these fourth grade participants as they continue to impress us each year with their knowledge of Monmouth County and their ability to use their artistic talents to create eye-catching posters.”
Winning posters will be displayed for a month during the year at the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office, 33 Mechanic St. in Freehold.