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JERSEY CITY GIRL WINS 2008 PATH HOLIDAY POSTER CONTEST

Date: Dec 08, 2008
Press Release Number: 144-2008

Poster Will be Displayed on PATH Trains

Ashley Zapata, a sixth-grade student at Jersey City’s P.S. 23, has taken first place in the PATH’s annual holiday poster contest with her colorful depiction of stockings hanging above a fireplace. Her artwork will be displayed this holiday season aboard the rail system’s trains.

Ashley and two runners-up were honored by representatives of PATH and Jersey City Public Schools at a luncheon today at Journal Square. Placing second was Alejandrina Ovalle of Jersey City, a seventh-grader at P.S. 27, while third place went to Resham Dhaduk of Jersey City, a seventh-grader at M.S. 7.

PATH’s Holiday Poster Contest is an annual event for school children in Jersey City.

Michael DePallo, PATH’s director and general manager, unveiled the winning poster at the event, which also was attended by David Donnelly, special assistant to Jersey City’s mayor.

Ashley received a $50 American Express Gift Card from the Port Authority, with Alejandrina and Resham getting $25 cards. All winners also received four tickets each to the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular,’’ along with round-trip PATH SmartLink cards for them and their guests for the trip to the show.

CONTACT:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Candace McAdams or Ron Marsico, 212-435-7777

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; the Port Authority-Downtown Manhattan Heliport; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.

The Port Authority is financially self-supporting and receives no tax revenue from either state.