More than 700 students from North Bergen schools participated in the sixth annual “Go Green Save Green” poster contest sponsored by the North Bergen Municipal Utilities Authority and the Board of Education. Art teachers from all the township schools encouraged students in four levels (grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12) to create artwork for the contest. Digital art was added to the judging last year.
The contest culminated on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 when the grand prize winner was announced during a pizza and cupcake party at North Bergen High School.
Edwin Ortez Arevalo, an 8th-grader from Fulton Annex, was the grand prize winner and received an iPad for his efforts. Edwin’s artwork now adorns the side of an NBMUA recycling truck that travels through town almost every day. It joins five other trucks bearing the artwork of past contest winners.
The top three winners this year in each category are also featured on the MUA’s annual calendar and received gifts including Kindles. Dozens of other students received honorable mentions in the contest.