Fourth-grade student Elisia Zeng from PS 188 in Oakland Gardens won the annual Earth Day poster contest.
State Senator Tony Avella, who administers the local competition, visited the school last week to give her an award for her redesign.
“Every student who entered this contest did a great job communicating their concern for our environment through their creativity,” Avella said. “As a member of the Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee, I am proud to see young people across my district take a serious interest in the future of our planet.”
Roughly 110 students across 16 schools participated in the contest. All of the entries can be viewed here.
“I hope that Elisia and other students her age continue to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining our environment for generations to come,” Avella said.