Press Release Article


Date: Jun 06, 2019
Press Release Number: 87-2019

In what is becoming an annual summer ritual, PATH partnered today with the Hoboken Board of Education to show off the talents of the city’s up-and-coming artists and unveil the winners of the second annual Hoboken Summer Poster Contest.

Under the guidance of their art teachers, participating students created summer-themed posters. About 100 posters were submitted to a panel of PATH and other Port Authority judges, and winners were chosen in three categories: Winners were selected from three grade categories: Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.

The grand prize-winning poster – which will be displayed in PATH stations and on rail cars throughout the summer – was drawn by seventh-grader Naomi Cooke of Hoboken Middle School.

The winner in the 3-5 category is fifth-grader Icez Cruz of Thomas G. Connors Elementary School, and second-grader Emma Henderson of Wallace Elementary School was selected as winner from the grade K-2 group. The winning entries will be displayed in the PATH stations and are posted online (here).

Each winner receives four tickets to the One World Observatory, an American Express Gift Card and complementary round-trip PATH SmartLink cards to get the them and their families to and from the Observatory.

Prior to the unveiling of the winning poster, the event featured performances by the Hoboken Middle School All Star Choral Ensemble at the main entrance of the NJTRANSIT Hoboken Station, followed by remarks by PATH Director/General Manager Clarelle DeGraffe, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla, and Principal Charles Bartlett from Hoboken Public Schools.

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