Upper Township 4th Grader Clay Compton was the guest of honor on April 27 in Mrs. Drewnowski’s homeroom with his classmates for a pizza lunch and a demonstration of the Cape May County Sheriff’s Department K9 Officers. Compton is 1st Place Winner in the 26th Annual My County Poster Contest sponsored by the Cape May County Constitutional Officers. Picture here with Clay Compton are Undersheriff Frank Sippel, County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti, Surrogate Dean Marcolongo and two K9 Training Officers from Hudson County.
Twelve winners of the 26th Annual My County Poster Contest, all fourth graders, were honored in the presence of family and their teachers on Wednesday, April 18 at the Court House in a special ceremony conducted by the Cape May County Constitutional Officers – Surrogate Dean Marcolongo, Sheriff Robert Nolan and County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti:
1st Place, Clay Compton, Upper Township Elementary
2nd Place, Julia Clarke, Cape Trinity
3rd Place, Dylan Tomlin, Upper Township Elementary
Ryan Hendricks, Upper Township Elementary
Aubrey Walters, Upper Township Elementary
Rebecca Arcuri, Cape Trinity
Abbigail Drake, Crest Memorial
William Klein, Bishop McHugh
Jayah Flannery, Glenwood Avenue Elementary
Grace Rosetto, Margaret Mace
Marie Sakoulas, Stone Harbor Elementary
Julianne Nagle, Dennis Township Elementary
All twelve winners received a tote filled with items and a personalized mug printed with the winner’s artwork. The 1st place winner received a $100.00 gift card ; 2nd and 3rd place winners received $50.00 gift cards. The Constitutional Officers will host a homeroom pizza party for 1st place winner Clay Compton on April 27.
The annual event is hosted by the Constitutional Officers during April - National County Government Month to bring awareness of the function of county government to fourth graders, who regularly study the topic as part of their curriculum. The winning posters are on display in the Court House Lobby during the month of April to commemorate County Government Month and will be featured on a 2019 color poster calendar distributed to the winners and 2018 fourth grade class.
My County Poster Contest winners in front the their winning posters on display in the lobby of the Court House during the month of April – National County Government month. Kneeling in front are Clay Compton 1st Place Upper Township Elementary; Julia Clarke 2nd Place Cape Trinity; Dylan Tomlin 3rd Place Upper Township Elementary with honorable mention winners Ryan Hendricks Upper Township Elementary; Aubrey Walters Upper Township Elementary; Rebecca Arcuri Cape Trinity; Abbigail Drake Crest Memorial; William Klein Bishop McHugh; Jayah Flannery Glenwood Avenue Elementary; Grace Rosetto Margaret Mace; Marie Sakoulas Stone Harbor Elementary; Julianne Nagle Dennis Township Elementary; County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti , Sheriff Robert Nolan and Surrogate Dean Marcolongo.