The Garden State On My Plate Contest

20th Feb 2013
Penelope Abouata, grand prize winner

The New Jersey Agricultural Society is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Farm-City Week Poster Contest.

This year’s theme for the poster and essay contest was “The Garden State On My Plate.” The students were asked to highlight some of the many fruits and vegetables grown in New Jersey and explain why it is important to eat these fruits and vegetables every day.

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade from 18 New Jersey schools in the Learning Through Gardening program participated in the poster contest. The New Jersey Agricultural Society chose one contest winner from each school at each grade level, for a total of 58 winners. Then from those winners, a statewide grand prize winner was chosen for each grade level.

The Kindergarten grand prize winner of the poster contest is Penelope Abouata from St. Stanislaus Kostka School. Here is the poster she created:

Pictured from left to right are kindergarterner Penelope Abouata, first grader Matthew Baczor, and second grader Robert Grover, poster contest grand prize winners from St. Stanislaus Kostka School in Sayreville. Also pictured are Carolyn Taylor director of the Learning Through Gardening program and Gary Bunton, trustee of the New Jersey Agricultural Society.

Pictured from left to right are kindergarterner Penelope Abouata, first grader Matthew Baczor, and second grader Robert Grover, poster contest grand prize winners from St. Stanislaus Kostka School in Sayreville. Also pictured are Carolyn Taylor director of the Learning Through Gardening program and Gary Bunton, trustee of the New Jersey Agricultural Society.