Students Receive Awards As Part Of 2012 Flag Day Art & Essay Contest

Assemblyman presents flags and citations to local students during ceremony at Rath Park

Assemblyman Edward P. Ra (21st Assembly District) recently joined Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, local veterans, parents and students to celebrate the winners of his 2012 Flag Day Art & Essay Contest. During the event, awards were given to winners from Polk Street, John Street, and Washington Street schools. This year, Assemblyman Ra sponsored the contest for students from the three Franklin Square elementary schools. Students submitted essays or artwork discussing what the American Flag meant to them. Members of VFW Post 2718 then selected one winner from each grade level. Winners were presented with an American flag, New York State flag, an official New York State citation, along with a coupon for a free ice cream cone from Frosty’s Ice Cream Club & Coffee Bar. The program finished off with the singing of God Bless America by Emily McManus, Lauren Pitz and Gabriella Cavaleri of Washington Street School. The contest winners include: 2012 Flag Day Art & Essay Contest Award Winners POLK STREET SCHOOL
Emma Polsinelli – Grade 1, Teacher: Mrs. Sorge
Sylvanna Piccolo – Grade 2, Teacher: Ms. O’Neil
Stephanie Noboa – Grade 3, Teachers: Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Geiger
Isabella Legovich – Grade 4, Teacher: Mrs. Scheidling
Christina D’Arienzo – Grade 5, Teacher: Mr. Lee
Larissa Mistretta – Grade 6, Teacher: Mrs. Landsman JOHN STREET SCHOOL
Kristin Sullivan – Grade 3, Teacher: Mrs. DeMartino
Nicholas Castel – Grade 4, Teacher: Miss Bellina
Abdul Dawoodbhai – Grade 5, Teachers: Mrs. Perlak and Mrs. Falkenhainer WASHINGTON STREET SCHOOL
Sarah Collins – Kindergarten, Teacher: Mrs. Skop
Matthew Metzger – Grade 1, Teachers: Ms. Leidner and Mrs. Nieuchowicz
Michael DePrimo – Grade 2, Teachers: Mrs. Petrancosta and Mrs. Rudolph
Breanna Pullo – Grade 3, Teacher: Mrs. Mihalatos
Alex Chang – Grade 4, Teachers: Mrs. Goldstein and Mrs. Fazio
Gabriella Cavaleri – Grade 5, Teacher: Mrs. Alvarado
Jillian Puvogel – Grade 6, Teacher