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PORT AUTHORITY PICKS SECOND-GRADE JERSEY CITY STUDENT AS WINNER OF PATH'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY POSTER CONTEST

Date: Dec 04, 2015
Press Release Number: 192-2015

An adorable peeking snowman appears on the left of this year's PATH's holiday poster contest. Juan Sanvicente, a second-grade student at Jersey City's P.S. 28, won first place in PATH's Annual Holiday Poster contest with his eye-catching, carrot-nosed snowman. Juan's winning illustration will be showcased at PATH stations and rail cars throughout this years' holiday season.

PATH Director Michael Marino unveiled the poster at the event. "This contest has become an important tradition for us," said Marino. "I'd like to thank all the students who participated; every year, it is difficult to narrow the entries. I congratulate Juan whose snowman embodies the spirit of the holiday season and brings a smile to our PATH riders."

PATH officials and representatives of Jersey City Public Schools honored Juan and two runner-ups at an awards luncheon at Journal Square. Placing second was Jenna Espedilla, a sixth grader from Academy 1 in Jersey City. Placing third was Mahnoor Ahmed, a fifth grader at the district's P.S. 16.

The PATH's Holiday Poster event for Jersey City public school children attending elementary and middle schools started more than 25 years ago through a partnership between PATH and the city board of education's Visual and Performing Arts Program. Students, under the guidance of their art teachers, submitted 562 holiday posters this year. PATH representatives reviewed the artwork and selected the winning entries. Attached is a copy of the winning poster.

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