LIVINGSTON, NJ – Each year, the Livingston Chapter of UNICO sponsors a Christopher Columbus Essay Contest for fifth grade students.  Students submitted their essays in which they had to explain the traits that Christopher Columbus had that today’s adventurers and explorers must also have. 

On Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Hillside Elementary School, first, second and third place winners were chosen and recognized at an award ceremony.  On hand to present the winners with their awards and certificates were UNICO President, Al Branchi, and UNICO Membership Chair and Past President, Ralph Celebre.

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The 2011 Christopher Columbus Essay Contest winners are as follows.

First Place:

Julianna Ombaldo – Aquinas Academy

Joshua Olovyannikov – Burnet Hill Elementary School

Andrew Jiang – Collins Elementary School

Brandon Drapeau – Harrison Elementary School

Becca Gilliland – Hillside Elementary School

Brittany Sun – Mt. Pleasant Elementary School

Stephanie Krin – Riker Hill Elementary School

 

Second Place:

Douglas Del Turco – Aquinas Academy

Sarah Miller – Burnet Hill Elementary School

Erin Paisner – Collins Elementary School

Keerthi Jayaraman and Isabella Ferrante (tie) – Harrison Elementary School

Tommy Werner – Hillside Elementary School

Derek Wang – Mt. Pleasant Elementary School

Isabelle Chirls – Riker Hill Elementary School

 

Third Place:

Geraldine Gascon and Bianca DeLeon (tie) – Aquinas Academy

Matthew Feit – Burnet Hill Elementary School

Jonathan Ackerman – Collins Elementary School

Alisha Zhu and Jason Wang (tie) – Harrison Elementary School

Caleb Liu – Hillside Elementary School

Haley Choi – Mt. Pleasant Elementary School

Emily Schaefer – Riker Hill Elementary School