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Governor announces winners of poster and essay contest

By ThisIsReno

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE

CARSON CITY – Saturday morning Gov. Brian Sandoval announced the winners of the first “Governor’s Poster and Essay Contest.”

The contest, open to all Nevada school children in grades K thru 12, in district, charter, private or home schools, drew more than 300 entries statewide.

To enter, students in grades K thru 3 created an 11- by 17-inch poster in any medium focused on “what the Constitution means to me.”  Students in grades 4 and 5 wrote a handwritten or typed essay of 250 words or less on “what the Constitution means to me.”  Students in grades 6 thru 8 wrote a typed, double-spaced essay of 500 to 750 words on “why is the Constitution important to our Republic.”  Students in grades 9 thru 12 wrote a typed, double spaced essay of 750 – 1000 words on “why is the Constitution important to our Republic.”

“I was impressed with the entries from across our great state,” Sandoval said.  “Our students put time, effort and an immense amount of thought into their posters and essays, and they should be commended.”

Four winners were present at the governor’s mansion on Saturday, when they received their awards.  They were Rahul Bokka, a second grader at Bordewich Bray Elementary School in Carson City; Megan Veil, a third grader at Yerington Elementary School in Yerington; Sydney Hughs-Baird, a fifth grader at Roy Gomm Elementary School in Reno and Brandon Leary, a fourth grader at Jerry Whitehead Elementary School in Sparks.

The full list of winners includes:

K-3rd Grade Winners

1st Place
Rahul Bokka
Bordewich Bray Elementary School, 2nd Grade
Carson City

Rahul’s winning poster is attached.

2nd Place
Sydney E. Lin
Goolsby Elementary School, 3rd Grade
Las Vegas

3rd Place
Connor Tervort
West Wendover Elementary School, 2nd Grade
West Wendover

1st Honorable Mention
Megan Veil
Yerington Elementary School, 3rd Grade
Yerington

2nd Honorable Mention
Mayumi Dimalanta
John W. Bonner Elementary School, 3rd Grade
Las Vegas

4th -5th Grade Winners
1st Place
Jasmine Avila
Richard C. Priest Elementary School, 5th Grade
North Las Vegas

2nd  Place
Sydney Hughs-Baird
Roy Gomm Elementary School, 5th Grade
Reno

3rd  Place
Brandon Leary
Jerry Whitehead Elementary School>, 4th Grade
Sparks

1st Honorable Mention
Cameron Vance
Somerset Academy, 5th Grade
North Las Vegas

2nd Honorable Mention
Alexiz Jenkins
Jo Mackey Academy, 5th Grade
North Las Vegas

Middle School Winners

1st Place
Miles Cameron
Swope Middle School, 8th Grade
Reno

2nd Place
Abigail Simon
Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas, 8th Grade
Las Vegas

3rd Place
Lindsey McGuire
Ernest A. Becker, Sr. Middle School, 8th Grade
Las Vegas

1st Honorable Mention
Dominique Festa
Ernest A. Becker, Sr. Middle School, 8th Grade
Las Vegas

2nd Honorable Mention
Grey Koepp
Hyde Park Middle School, 6th Grade
Las Vegas

High School Winners

1st Place
Elsie Powley
West Career and Technical School, 11th Grade
Las Vegas

2nd Place
Staheli Wilkinson
McDermitt Combined School, 11th Grade
McDermitt

3rd Place
Stefanie Pratt
Tonopah, 10th Grade
Tonopah

1st Honorable Mention
Florentina Haroan
Southeast Career and Technical School, 12th Grade
Las Vegas

2nd Honorable Mention
Haley Kougias
West Career and Technical School, 11th Grade
Las Vegas

First, second and third place winners will receive U.S. Savings Bonds.

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