Pictured: Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Presents Award to Alice Rojas of P.S. 75
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the winner of the District Attorney’s Office’s first-annual “Kids Against Violence” poster contest. The goal of the contest was to encourage school-age children to play a proactive role in preventing the spread of violence among youth. The District Attorney’s Office received dozens of entries from Manhattan public elementary schools, and a panel of judges named Alice Rojas from P.S. 75 Emily Dickinson the winner of the contest. District Attorney Vance presented Miss Rojas with her award certificate at her fifth-grade graduation at Symphony Space, a performing arts center, on the Upper West Side.
“Young people play an important role in preventing the spread of violence,” said District Attorney Vance. “We launched our first-annual anti-violence poster contest for Manhattan public school students this spring to create an opportunity for kids to help each other learn how to settle arguments with words and not weapons. Alice Rojas inspired us with her poster showing a child avoiding the path to violence. Congratulations to Miss Rojas and all the other talented participants in the contest.”
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Pictured: Poster by contest winner Alice Rojas (P.S. 75 Emily Dickinson)
Pictured: Poster by contest finalist Laisha Arias (P.S. 5 Ellen Lurie)
Pictured: Poster by contest finalist Jose Cuello (P.S. 28 Wright Brothers)
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