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Winners Announced in 27th Annual ‘My County Poster Contest’

My County Poster Contest judges Sionna Hartigan and Kristin Stech

By Press Release

COURT HOUSE – Twelve winners of the 27th Annual My County Poster Contest were selected from among entries submitted by 351 fourth-grade students from 10 elementary schools who participated in the contest sponsored by Cape May County’s Constitutional Officers, Sheriff Robert Nolan, Surrogate Dean Marcolongo and County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti.
The winners:
1st Place, Ajalon Thompson, Woodbine Elementary
2nd Place, Katherine Wenger, Cape Trinity Catholic School
3rd Place, Colin Russell, Middle Township Elementary #2
Honorable Mention:
Chayse Cileone, Dennis Township School
Rachel Riess, Crest Memorial School
Lucia Huff, Cape Christian Academy
Norah Stanley, Upper Township Elementary School
Andrew Raymond, Margaret Mace
David Risley, Upper Township Elementary
Ryan Lick, Upper Township Elementary
Vinni Fusco Sweeney, Margaret Mace School
Olivia Beitel, Glenwood Ave School
The winning posters were selected March 15 by judges Sionna Hartigan and Kristin Stech of the Cape May County Library and Deborah Greene of the Cape May County Clerk’s Office.
All 12 winners, along with their families, friends and school personnel will be invited to participate in the My County Poster Contest Awards Ceremony taking place April 10 at 3:30 p.m. in the Cape May County Courts Facility.
All 12 winners will receive a tote filled with items and a personalized mug printed with the winner’s artwork.  
The first-place winner will also receive a $100 gift card plus a pizza party with his/her homeroom classmates, second and third-place winners will each receive a $50 gift card.
“The themes of this year’s entries were very creative,” Fulginiti stated. “Aviation, U.S. Coast Guard, our natural environment, the Cape May County Park/Zoo, beaches, marshes, and sea life were among this year’s clever entries.”
The annual event is hosted by the Constitutional Officers during April – National County Government Month to bring awareness of the function of county government to fourth graders, who regularly study the topic as part of their curriculum.  
The winning posters will be displayed in the Court House Lobby during April to commemorate County Government Month and will be featured on a 2020 color poster calendar distributed to the winners and 2019 fourth grade class.

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