2017 Earth Day Poster & Writing Contest Winners

Check out the winning posters, poems, and essays from the 2017 Earth Day Poster & Writing Contest. Students with winning entries were recognized during a special ceremony at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 18th. 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. Students are invited to submit their entries in early springtime every year!

From left to right, images below show the first and second place entries for each category.

Kindergarten to 1st Grade Posters

1st Place           Danitza Lomeli, Burbank Elementary School

2nd Place         Jaylin Urrutia, Burbank Elementary School



2nd to 3rd Grade Posters

1st Place          Isandro Contreras, Eden Gardens Elementary School

2nd Place         Jonathan Quintero, Palma Ceia Elementary School



4th to 5th Grade Posters

1st Place          Heidi Chen, Redwood Christian School

2nd Place         Malaya Cruz, St. Bede Catholic School



6th to 8th Grade Posters

1st Place           Rodolfo Carranza, Burbank Elementary School

2nd Place          Matthew Cortés, Burbank Elementary School



9th to 12th Grade Posters

1st Place           Stephanie Burciaga, Hayward High School

2nd Place          Anthony Morales, Mt. Eden High School



Kindergarten to 1st Grade Poems/Essays

1st Place            Abigail Villanueva, Southgate Elementary School

2nd Place           Ayah Gregory, Southgate Elementary School



2nd to 3rd Grade Poems/Essays

1st Place           Kaitlyn Choong, Stonebrae Elementary School

2nd Place          Bea Jactino, St. Bede Catholic School



4th to 5th Grade Poems/Essays

1st Place            Benazir Hussain, St. Bede Catholic School

2nd Place          Nicholas Dizon, St. Bede Catholic School



6th to 8th Grade Poems/Essays

1st Place           Shaan Persaud, Southgate Elementary School

2nd Place          Edwin Singh, Southgate Elementary School



9th to 12th Grade Poems/Essays

1st Place            Amari Eddings, Tennyson High School

2nd Place          Guadalupe Magdaleno, Tennyson High School