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The Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) has announced fifteen student winners in the 2018 Sixteen on Center Art & Writing Contest, held annually to promote the importance and value of a healthy environment to the youth of Aquidneck Island. Public and private schools were invited to submit artwork and essays (or poems) created by their students, highlighting favorite Aquidneck Island scenic vistas.

“We are thrilled with the entries for this year’s contest,” said Chuck Allott, Executive Director of Aquidneck Land Trust in a prepared statement. “The students showed incredible creativity and talent, and it’s clear that they treasure the beauty of our island. We appreciate the wonderful participation in the contest and are pleased to award prizes to the students and their schools.”

The nine winners in the art category were selected by popular vote using the social media platform Facebook:

• Lev Wyllie, grade 1, Pell Elementary School (first place K-4)

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• Austin O’Brien, grade 1, Pell Elementary School (second place K-4)

• William Kimes, grade 1, Pell Elementary School (third place K-4)

• Nichelle Collier, grade 7, Thompson Middle School (first place gr. 5-8)

• Jazelle Ramos, grade 5, Thompson Middle School (second place gr. 5-8)

• Tess Margolis, grade 5, Thompson Middle School (third place gr. 5-8)

• Katherine Warner, Rogers High School (first place gr. 9-12)

• Jonathan Guzman, Rogers High School (second place gr. 9-12)

• Jaden Petrie, Rogers High School (third place gr. 9-12)

A panel of judges selected six winners in the writing category.

• Thais Jackson, grade 6, The Pennfield School (first place gr. 5-8)

• Isabel Swain, grade 7, The Pennfield School (second place gr. 5-8)

• Lila Bragan, grade 6, The Pennfield School (third place gr. 5-8)

• Aspen Pearson, grade 7, Thompson Middle School (honorable mention)

• Madison Biastre, grade 7, Thompson Middle School (honorable mention)

• Charlotte Colby, grade 6, The Pennfield School (honorable mention)

Winners will each receive a cash prize, awarded at the ALT Annual Meeting on February 7, 2019. The schools of the first-place winners will also receive a cash prize to further the goal of educating students about the environment.

“We are very grateful to our sponsor, Sixteen on Center, for their generosity and commitment to environmental education,” said Allott. “It is a wonderful example of the community support given to ALT and other non-profits on Aquidneck Island.” Sixteen on Center is a design/build company based in Tiverton, RI.

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