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December 13, 2011 > New Haven District recycling contest winners

New Haven District recycling contest winners

Submitted By Rick La Plante

Winners were recently announced in the New Haven Unified School District's "Recycling Poster Contest":

Kitayama Elementary School students Matthew Chan and Sky Juinio and James Logan High School senior Deborah Ojigho are among the first-place finishers in the annual city-wide recycling poster contest sponsored by the City of Union City, Allied Waste Services and Tri-CED Community Recycling.

The contest is designed to "showcase the work of talented young artists in the community whose colorful and creative designs communicate the importance of sustaining the earth and its natural resources through recycling and other conservation effort," recycling coordinator Roberto Munoz reports.

These are the winners:

Grades K to 2: 1st place: Matthew Chan (second grade, Kitayama Elementary); 2nd place: Anthony Muela (kindergarten, Emanuele Elementary); 3rd place: Shana Liu (kindergarten, Eastin Elementary), Helene Gao (first grade, Pioneer Elementary), Priya Sanders (kindergarten, Alvarado Elementary).

Grades 3 to 5: 1st place: Sky Juinio (fourth grade, Kitayama Elementary); 2nd place: Arturo Muela (fourth grade, Emanuele Elementary); 3rd place: Elijah Moh (fourth grade, Pioneer Elementary); Honorable mention: Amar Waraich (fifth grade, Searles Elementary), Savannah Guzman (fourth grade, Pioneer Elementary), Rayna Liu (fourth grade, Eastin Elementary).

Grades 6 to 8: 1st place: Luis Carlos Wong Chen (sixth grade, Purple Lotus School); 2nd place: Winnie Lee, seventh grade, Alvarado Middle).

Grades 9 to 12: 1st place: Deborah Ojigho (12th grade, James Logan High); 2nd place: Raymond Cao (12th grade, Purple Lotus School); 3rd place: Makayla Muela (9th grade, James Logan High). Honorable mention: Daniela Li (12th grade, Purple Lotus School), Jennifer Cham (11th grade, Purple Lotus School).

The winners will be honored at an upcoming City Council meeting. Their artwork can be viewed on the city's website (

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