2018 ART & ESSAY/POETRY CONTEST

   Awards Ceremony Friday May 25, 2018

Committee Co-Chairs: Peggy Kalesis - Rochelle Duniasky

Barbara Quigley Barba was a longtime Oak Park resident who co-chaired the parade's Art & Essay Contest beginning in 1997. A kindergarten teacher in the Elwood School District in Suffolk County, this devoted wife and mother managed to be a tireless volunteer with the Lions Club, Queens Flag Day Committee and the Parade. Barbara never lost focus. She said her favorite memory was, "Having my boys and watching them grow up." When asked what was her biggest challenge, she replied, “People need to remember that Memorial Day is more than just the unofficial first day of summer.” Barbara passed away in a tragic home accident on August 25, 2016 and she is sorely missed by everyone who knew her.

We memorialize her in our contest.

The contest committee, with help from volunteers, spent the evening of May 17 poring over essays and artwork totaling nearly 200 entries.

 

After hours of comparison and discussion, and some very hard choices, the winners were selected.

Click on the photos to see larger versions. If you would like, help us preserve our records by emailing any corrections -- or information to fill in the blanks -- to LNDmemorialday@gmail.com. Thank you

Congratulations to the 2018 Class of Art & Essay Contest Prize Winners

Click on the entrant's name below to see their work

First Prize Grade K

Second Prize Grade K

Third Prize Grade K

First Prize Grade 1

Second Prize Grade 1

Third Prize Grade 1

First Prize Grade 2

First Prize Grade 3

Second Prize Grade 3

Third Prize Grade 3

First Prize Grade 4

Second Prize Grade 4

Third Prize Grade 4

First Prize Grade 5

Second Prize Grade 5

Third Prize Grade 5

First Prize Grade 6

Second Prize Grade 6

Third Prize Grade 6

First Prize Grade 7

Second Prize Grade 7

Third Prize Grade 7

First Prize Grade 8

Second Prize Grade 8

Third Prize Grade 8

P.S. 221

Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy

Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy

P.S. 98

P.S. 98

P.S. 98

P.S. 94

P.S. 221

P.S. 98

Home Schooled

P.S. 94

P.S. 94

P.S. 94

P.S. 94

P.S. 98

P.S. 94

M.S. 67

M.S. 67

M.S. 158

M.S. 158

M.S. 67

M.S. 158

M.S. 158

M.S. 158

M.S. 158

First Prize Grade 4

Second Prize Grade 4

Third Prize Grade 4 

First Prize Grade 5

Second Prize Grade 5

Third Place Grade 5

First Place Grade 6

Second Place Grade 6

Third Place Grade 6

First Place Grade 7

Second Place Grade 7

Third Place Grade 7

P.S. 94

P.S. 94

P.S. 94

P.S. 94

P.S. 94

P.S. 94

M.S. 158

M.S. 158

M.S. 67

M.S. 67

M.S. 158

M.S. 158

!2018 AE GP  Jinhang Ren MS 158 DSC_9074
!2018 AE GP Jinhang Ren MS 158 DSC_9074
!2018 AE 0 1 Timothy Yang PS 221 DSC_8884
!2018 AE 0 1 Timothy Yang PS 221 DSC_8884
!2018 AE 0 2 Liam Doyle DWCA DSC_8881
!2018 AE 0 2 Liam Doyle DWCA DSC_8881
!2018 AE 0 3 Grace Banks DWCA DSC_8879
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!2018 AE 1 1 Devin Lesseraux PS 98 DSC_8903
!2018 AE 1 2 Dylan Park PS 98 DSC_8900
!2018 AE 1 2 Dylan Park PS 98 DSC_8900
!2018 AE 1 3 Christopher Kim PS 98 DSC_8898
!2018 AE 1 3 Christopher Kim PS 98 DSC_8898
!2018 AE 2 1 Emily Kang PS 94 DSC_8870
!2018 AE 2 1 Emily Kang PS 94 DSC_8870
!2018 AE 3 1 Terrian Wang PS 221 DSC_8964
!2018 AE 3 1 Terrian Wang PS 221 DSC_8964
!2018 AE 3 2 Kaylee LoGuidice PS 98 DSC_8962
!2018 AE 3 2 Kaylee LoGuidice PS 98 DSC_8962
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!2018 AE 4 1 Juleen Lim PS 94 DSC_9044_edited
!2018 AE 4 2 Samantha Hsieh PS 94 DSC_9042
!2018 AE 4 2 Samantha Hsieh PS 94 DSC_9042
!2018 AE 4 3 Alan Lee PS 94 DSC_9040
!2018 AE 4 3 Alan Lee PS 94 DSC_9040
!2018 AE 5 1 Kellen Yu PS 94 DSC_9051
!2018 AE 5 1 Kellen Yu PS 94 DSC_9051
!2018 AE 5 2 William John (Liam) Motzing Jr PS 98 DSC_9049
!2018 AE 5 2 William John (Liam) Motzing Jr PS 98 DSC_9049
!2018 AE 5 3 Ann Yao PS 94 DSC_9047
!2018 AE 5 3 Ann Yao PS 94 DSC_9047
!2018 AE 5 4 Elin Chan PS 94 DSC_8982_edited
!2018 AE 5 4 Elin Chan PS 94 DSC_8982_edited
!2018 AE 6 1 Wesley Chan MS 67 DSC_8837_edited
!2018 AE 6 1 Wesley Chan MS 67 DSC_8837_edited
!2018 AE 6 2 Eric Lee MS 67 DSC_8839
!2018 AE 6 2 Eric Lee MS 67 DSC_8839
!2018 AE 6 3 Maggie Yang MS 67  DSC_8855_edited
!2018 AE 6 3 Maggie Yang MS 67 DSC_8855_edited
!2018 AE 7 1 Joyce Chan MS 158 DSC_8833
!2018 AE 7 1 Joyce Chan MS 158 DSC_8833
!2018 AE 7 2 Eileen Chen MS67 DSC_8816_edited
!2018 AE 7 2 Eileen Chen MS67 DSC_8816_edited
!2018 AE 7 3 Melanie Xie MS 158 DSC_8825
!2018 AE 7 3 Melanie Xie MS 158 DSC_8825
!2018 AE 8 1 Cynthia Li MS 158 DSC_9072_edited
!2018 AE 8 1 Cynthia Li MS 158 DSC_9072_edited
!2018 AE 8 2 Kaitlin Lai MS 158 DSC_9070
!2018 AE 8 2 Kaitlin Lai MS 158 DSC_9070
!2018 AE 8 3 Ezra Lee MS 158 DSC_9068_edited
!2018 AE 8 3 Ezra Lee MS 158 DSC_9068_edited