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West Orange Schools 2020 Essex County PRIDE in Education Essay Contest Winners Announced

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual Essex County Education Association (ECEA) PRIDE in Education Essay contest winners from West Orange Schools have been announced. Thousands of students in grades 1-8 from participating Essex County schools submitted entries.


The West Orange winners are:


First Grade - 1st Place

Student: Logan Granados  -  Washington Elementary   
Teacher: Jeannie Kivlon


Second Grade - 1st Place

Student: Ashleen Callahan  - Mt. Pleasant Elementary 
Teacher: Ms. DeBlieck


Third Grade - 3rd Place

Student: Federico Grebe  - Hazel Elementary
Teacher: Stacie Varanelli


Fourth Grade - 3rd Place 


Student: Phoebe Horne  - Gregory Elementary
Teacher: Mrs. Belott


Fifth Grade - 3rd Place 


Student: Grier Norris  - Gregory Elementary
Teacher: Mrs. Bonagura


7th Grade - 2nd Place 


Student: Malcolm Adedjorma  - Liberty Middle School
Teacher: Ms. DeMeo


Eighth Grade - 2nd Place 


Student: Reign Bracey - Liberty Middle School
Teacher: Mr. Bridge 



First-place winners will receive $75, second place winners will receive $50, and third place winners will receive $25.


Students will read their winning entries at the Essex County Education Association (ECEA) PRIDE in Education Essay Award Ceremony at the Livingston Mall on March 5.


"Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone that participated in the 2020 essay contest," said WOEA PRIDE chair Sharon Ortiz.


Pride Contest Winners 2020

West Orange School District PRIDE in Education Essay Contest winners.

Cynthia Cumming
Feb. 21, 2020