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JERSEY CITY EIGHTH GRADER WINS PATH’S HOLIDAY POSTER CONTEST

Date: Dec 09, 2014
Press Release Number: 247-2014

PATH celebrates 25th year of working with Jersey City children on the annual contest

A poster depicting flags of the world on a holiday ornament – created by Jersey City eighth grader Tiffany Fahmy of P.S. 11 – today was named the grand prize winner of PATH’s annual Holiday Poster Contest.

The grand prize winning poster, which will be installed and displayed in PATH stations and on rail cars throughout the holiday season, was unveiled during a ceremony at the Journal Square Transportation Center in Jersey City. In addition to Ms. Fahmy, D’Kyri Kelly of P.S. 11 was named the winner in the grade 3-5 category and Felix Tinio of P.S. 37 in the category for students in grades K-2.

"The dedication and talent exhibited by all the students who participated is simply amazing,” said PATH Director/General Manager Stephen Kingsberry. “This contest not only showcases the PATH system and the importance it plays in the lives of so many of these students’ parents, but also the creative abilities of our students in developing ideas and putting them on paper.”

This year’s event included a musical performance by the Jersey City Arts Brass Ensemble in the concourse area of the Journal Square station.

PATH’s annual holiday poster event, which began 25 years ago, features the artwork of local students from 27 Jersey City primary schools. This year, prizes were awarded in three grade categories: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

Each of the winners received four tickets to the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” and complimentary 10-trip PATH SmartLink cards, provided by the Port Authority, to get the winners and their families to and from the show. The Port Authority also gave the winners $50 American Express Gift cards. The winners also received art supplies from the Jersey City Visual and Performing Arts Department and Jersey City Board of Education.

Through a partnership between PATH and the Jersey City Board of Education’s Visual and Performing Arts and under the guidance of their art teachers, students submitted approximately 500 holiday posters to PATH for judging.

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