EDISON - On June 13, The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office recognized Aria Spinetti, a student at John Marshall School, in a ceremony at the Middlesex County Police Training Center according to the sheriff's office.
In February, Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred Scott invited all Middlesex County grade school students to submit artwork for three of its office's publications: Bicycle Safety, Personal Safety, and the new 2017-2018 Calendar.
The office received more than 900 entries and picked 64 winners, according to the county.
The artwork and the safety tips in the books are 100 percent student’s work. There is also information that is written by safety experts, according to the county.
Five children received special recognition for their selection as Cover Art Winners, Inside Cover Art Winners and a winner for the most original drawing for each book. All other children received Honorable Mention awards for being in the book.
"I was so impressed with the quality and number of entries we received,” Sheriff Scott said. “It is reassuring to know that our children are thinking about their safety and the safety of others. They expressed their thoughts beautifully in words and pictures.”
The Bicycle Safety book award was presented to Irene Liu. (Campbell School, Metuchen) And the Personal Safety cover award was given to Stefania Leonardis (John Riley School, South Plainfield). The Bicycle Safety inside cover artwork was presented to Aria Spinetti (John Marshall School, Edison). The Personal Safety inside cover artwork was given to Shreya Raval (MLK, Piscataway). The most original artwork was presented to Sanjay Ravishankar (Kennedy Park, Woodbridge).
These five students were awarded Target gift cards, according to the county.