2016 Earth Day Poster & Writing Contest Winners

Check out the winning posters, poems, and essays from the 2016 Earth Day Poster & Writing Contest. Students with winning entries were recognized during a special ceremony at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 17th. The Earth Day Poster and Writing Contest provides Hayward students with an opportunity to describe through words and convey through pictures their ideas about water conservation, energy efficiency, recycling, composting, and related environmental topics. Students are invited to submit their entries in March and April every year!

From left to right, images below show the first, second, and third place entries for each category.

Kindergarten to 2nd Grade Posters:

1st Place           Markuz Gabriel Pablo, Palma Ceia Elementary School

2nd Place          Fabian Quiñones, Burbank Elementary School

3rd Place           Joseph Aquino, St. Bede Catholic School

3rd to 5th Grade Posters:

1st Place          Isabella Panganiban, St. Bede Catholic School

2nd Place         Shareeza Dean, St. Bede Catholic School

3rd Place         Sienna Hernandez, Lorin Eden Elementary School

6th to 8th Grade Posters:

1st Place           Sai Obispo , Treeview Elementary School

2nd Place          Linda Ortega , Anthony W. Ochoa Middle School

3rd Place          Cynthia Gómez, César Chávez Middle School

9th to 12th Grade Posters:

1st Place           Jassimran Sra, Mt. Eden High School

2nd Place          Kody Nguyen, Mt. Eden High School

3rd Place          Monisah Mehtabuddin, Mt. Eden High School

Kindergarten to 2nd Grade Poems/Essays:

1st Place          Peni Lelea, Burbank Elementary School

2nd Place         Valeria Guillen, Burbank Elementary School

3rd Place         Katelyn Guelos, Southgate Elementary School

3rd to 5th Grade Poems/Essays:

1st Place           Heidi Chen, Lea's Christian School

2nd Place          Juan Carlos Yboa, Park Elementary School

3rd Place          Joshua Seiji, Lea's Christian School

6th to 8th Grade Poems/Essays:

1st Place           Emmanuel Delacruz, César Chávez Middle School

2nd Place          Camilla San Juan, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

3rd Place          Maykel Romero, Burbank Elementary School

9th to 12th Grade Poems/Essays:

1st Place            Guadalupe Romero, Leadership Public Schools - Hayward

2nd Place           Bettina Marie Gerez, Leadership Public Schools - Hayward

3rd Place          Osawekhoe Ehiorobo, Mt. Eden High School