WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Twenty-five sixth graders received U.S. savings bonds to recognize their award-winning artwork in the 22nd annual Fair Housing Poster Contest, sponsored by Monmouth County’s Fair Housing Board and the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
The awards were distributed on Sunday, April 10 at a luncheon held at Branches.
Grand-prize winner was Amanda Prascsak,
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The 25 student winners were selected from more than 300 entries. The artwork was judged by the county’s community development staff and representatives from HUD, which narrowed the field to 50. The county’s Fair Housing Board selected the 24 winners.
All of the winning artwork will be featured in the county’s 2012 Fair Housing calendar. The grand-prize artwork will adorn the cover; each first-place winners’ artwork will be paired with a different month and the honorable mention winners will be featured on one page.
The county’s Fair Housing Office is a division of the Monmouth County Planning Board that works to educate residents about diversity and eradicate discrimination in housing.
Grand Prize Winner: $500
First-Prize Winners: $200
Rachel Kovach Mother Teresa Regional
Miranda Palumbo St. Veronica Catholic School
Honorable Mention Winners: $100 US Savings Bond
Ryann Rahm Mother Teresa Regional
Christina Heintz St. Veronica Catholic School