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Winners on the block
Ganadores en la cuadra

Winners on the block

The “Respect Our Block” Poster Contest was launched in March.
The “Respect Our Block” Poster Contest was launched in March.

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Students made the point this week that it was time for some respect for their neighborhoods.

Winners of the “Respect Our Block” Poster Contest were announced this past Mon., Jun. 23rd by Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr.

The competition invited individual students or groups of students to create a poster urging neighbors to “Respect Our Block.”

The contest encouraged Bronx students to keep their neighborhoods clean, and was open to students of all ages across the borough.

Part of the borough’s ongoing centennial celebration, “Respect Our Block” was launched in March in response to concerns regarding litter, pet waste and other issues.

Hundreds of students throughout the Bronx submitted posters.

The winning poster from Marielys Pérez.
The winning poster from Marielys Pérez.

Of those submissions, two students were chosen as winners: Aliya Victor, a kindergarten student at P.S. 121 The Throop School, near Allerton Avenue, and Marielys Pérez, a fifth grader at P.S. 100 in the Soundview area of the Bronx.

“We saw so many great posters as part of this contest,” said President Díaz. “These two posters showcased the community spirit we want our students to embrace in The Bronx, and were worthy of extra recognition.”

In addition to a public press conference, the celebration included lunch with the borough president, and each student also received a Barnes & Noble e-reader and a large-scale rendering of her poster.

Ganadores en la cuadra

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Los estudiantes dejaron claro esta semana que ya era hora de respetar sus vecindarios.

Los ganadores del concurso de carteles “Respect Our Block” fueron anunciados el pasado lunes 23 de junio por el presidente del condado, Rubén Díaz Jr.

El concurso invitó a estudiantes, o grupos de estudiantes, a crear un cartel, instando a los vecinos a “respetar nuestra cuadra”.

El concurso animó a los estudiantes del Bronx a mantener sus vecindarios limpios, y estuvo abierto a estudiantes de todas las edades en todo el condado.

Parte de la celebración en curso del centenario del condado, “Respect Our Block” fue lanzado en marzo en respuesta a las preocupaciones con respecto a la basura, los desechos de mascotas y otros asuntos.

Cientos de estudiantes de todo el Bronx enviaron carteles.

The winning poster from Aliya Victor.
El cartel ganador de Aliya Victor.

De esos envíos, dos estudiantes fueron elegidos como ganadores: Aliya Victor, una estudiante de jardín de infantes en la escuela pública 121, The Throop School, cerca de la avenida Allerton; y Marielys Pérez, estudiante de quinto grado en la escuela pública 100 en el área de Soundview del Bronx.

“Hemos visto muchos grandes carteles en el marco de este concurso”, dijo el presidente Díaz. “Estos dos carteles exhiben el espíritu comunitario que queremos que nuestros alumnos adopten en el Bronx, y eran dignos de reconocimiento extra”.

Además de una conferencia de prensa pública, la celebración incluyó un almuerzo con el Presidente del Condado, y cada estudiante recibió un e-reader de Barnes & Noble y una representación a gran escala de su cartel.

 

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