WESTFIELD, NJ — Recognized at the 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Commemoration Service Monday were over 24 students for their essays, poetry and art on the topic “Moving Our Community Forward in its Journey Toward Racial Justice.”

The winning students are as follows:

Intermediate Schools

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Essays

1st Place: Sydney Kim, 7th Grade, Edison School
2nd Place: Hayden Pfister, 6th Grade Roosevelt School
3rd Place: Alyssa Catalano, 6th Grade, Edison School

Poetry

1st Place: Michael Singh, 8th Grade, Edison School
2nd Place: Annelyse Zaccaria, 7th Grade, Holy Trinity School
3rd Place: Aubree Stahler, 6th Grade, Roosevelt School
Honorable Mention: Josefine Allen, 8th Grade, Holy Trinity School
Honorable Mention: Esme McLaughlin, 7th Grade, Holy Trinity School

MORE: Westfield MLK March 2020: Community, Clergy Call for Racial Justice

Art

1st Place: Andrew Cicala, 7th Grade, Roosevelt School
2nd Place: Leressa Menardy, 8th Grade, Roosevelt School
3rd Place: Sonia Allen, 6th Grade, Holy Trinity School
Honorable Mention: Brady Kelly, 7th Grade, Holy Trinity School

Elementary Schools

Essays

1st Place: Gemma Schmid, 5th Grade, Wilson School
2nd Place: Blythe Hoffman, 4th Grade, Franklin School
2nd Place: Mahika Salariya, 4th Grade, Jefferson School
3rd Place: Emma Silva, 5th Grade, Jefferson School

Honorable Mention: Emilia Rud, 2nd Grade, Franklin School

Poetry

1st Place: Madeline Burkey, 5th Grade, Jefferson School
2nd Place: Noah Lederman, 5th Grade, Jefferson School
3rd Place: Anushri Tiwari, 4th Grade, Franklin School
Honorable Mention: Luka Manfredi, 2nd Grade, Franklin School

Art

1st Place: Ellie Corso, 5th Grade, McKinley School
2nd Place: Michael Tanella, 4th Grade, Franklin School
3rd Place: Esha Shrestha, 4th Grade, Franklin School

Special Mention for all the first graders at Tamaques School and their banner.