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Honors Winners of Water Conservation Art and Poetry Contest
New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner
Christopher O. Ward will host the ceremonies today as the DEP honors the
winners of its 17th Annual Water Conservation Art & Poetry Contest.
The ceremony recognizes 5th and 6th grade students whose artwork and poems
exhibit a superior understanding and appreciation of our water resources.
The ceremony will be from 1:30 to 3:00 P.M. at The Great Hall at Cooper
Union on East 7th Street in Manhattan. About 900 students, parent, teachers,
administrators and invited guests will attend, and winning entries will
Every year, the DEP asks 5th and 6th grade students from more than 1,000
public, private and parochial schools throughout the City to submit original
works of art and poetry that address themes related to the City water
system, water conservation, water quality and wastewater treatment. Entries
are judged on their originality, craftsmanship and creativity. Winners
from each borough in both the art and the poetry categories receive prizes.
This year’s winners are from:
Art (tie): P.S. 14 & C.S. 152
Poetry: Ethical Cultural Fieldston School
Art: P.S. 1
Poetry: St. Anselm School
Art: Professional Performing Arts School
Poetry (tie): Harbor Science and Arts Charter School & P.S. 1
Art (tie): P.S. 21 & St. Aloysius School
Poetry: P.S. 115
Art: P.S. 69
Poetry: St. Clare School
A similar event will be held at Pace University in Pleasantville on May
8 to honor the 6th and 7th grade winners of the Kensico Watershed Art
and Poetry Contest.