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2016 Earth Day Poster & Writing Contest Winners

May 19, 2016


Mayor Barbara Halliday with 3rd Place Writing Winner in the Kindergarten to 2nd grade category, Katelyn Guelos

The Hayward City Council recognized the winners of the 2016 City of Hayward Earth Day Poster and Writing Contest during a special ceremony at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 17th.  The Earth Day Poster and Writing Contest provides Hayward students with an opportunity to describe through words and convey through pictures their ideas about water conservation, energy efficiency, recycling, composting, and related environmental topics.  524 entries were received from students representing 25 Hayward schools. The posters, poems, and essays were judged by members of the Hayward Arts Council; winning entries were selected based on originality, clarity, and creative expression of the theme.  The following students were recognized during the ceremony:

Kindergarten to 2nd Grade Posters:
1st Place        Markuz Gabriel Pablo, Palma Ceia Elementary School
2nd Place       Fabian Quiñones, Burbank Elementary School
3rd Place        Joseph Aquino, St. Bede Catholic School

3rd to 5th Grade Posters:
1st Place        Isabella Panganiban, St. Bede Catholic School
2nd Place       Shareeza Dean, St. Bede Catholic School
3rd Place       Sienna Hernandez, Lorin Eden Elementary School

6th to 8th Grade Posters:
1st Place       Sai Obispo, Treeview Elementary School
2nd Place      Linda Ortega, Anthony W. Ochoa Middle School
3rd Place       Cynthia Gómez, César Chávez Middle School

9th to 12th Grade Posters:
1st Place       Jassimran Sra, Mt. Eden High School
2nd Place      Kody Nguyen, Mt. Eden High School
3rd Place      Monisah Mehtabuddin, Mt. Eden High School

Kindergarten to 2nd Grade Poems/Essays:
1st Place       Peni Lelea, Burbank Elementary School
2nd Place      Valeria Guillen, Burbank Elementary School
3rd Place      Katelyn Guelos, Southgate Elementary School

3rd to 5th Grade Poems/Essays:
1st Place       Heidi Chen, Lea's Christian School
2nd Place      Juan Carlos Yboa, Park Elementary School
3rd Place      Joshua Seiji, Lea's Christian School

6th to 8th Grade Poems/Essays:
1st Place       Emmanuel Delacruz, César Chávez Middle School
2nd Place      Camilla San Juan, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
3rd Place      Maykel Romero, Burbank Elementary School

9th to 12th Grade Poems/Essays:
1st Place       Guadalupe Romero, Leadership Public Schools - Hayward
2nd Place      Bettina Marie Gerez, Leadership Public Schools - Hayward
3rd Place      Osawekhoe Ehiorobo, Mt. Eden High School