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Jackson Avenue Student Wins Drawing Contest

Mineola fourth grader Jillian Parrino wins Newsday contest for drawing “Hope After Hurricane Sandy.”

Jillian Parrino, a fourth-grade student at the Jackson Avenue School in the Mineola School District, was recently featured in Newsday as the winner of the newspaper’s Kidsday Drawing Contest.

With her theme depicting “Hope After Hurricane Sandy,” Jillian won for the category of “Getting Along.”

After submitting work to the contest last year, she was encouraged by her mother to submit again this year. She also won a bookmark drawing contest and a field day t-shirt design contest at her school last year.

“I felt really excited that everyone was going to see my drawing,” she said of therecognition. Jillian, who looks for the contest every year, plans to enter again next year. Her work was featured in the print edition of Newsday during the week of Dec. 23.

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Vincent January 10, 2013 at 04:08 PM
Congratulations to Jillian Parrino for winning the Newsday Drawing Contest.. However, more than 50 students from Long Island's schools showed they were among the most talented young science minds in the country as semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search: How many were from Mineola?
Geoffrey Walter (Editor) January 10, 2013 at 05:06 PM
Mineola did not have an Intel scholar named in 2013. The district did have one in 2011: http://mineola.patch.com/announcements/mineola-names-first-intel-semi-finalist
Carmine Festa January 10, 2013 at 10:20 PM
With a excellent School Superintendent and School Board, Mineola will see even better education results for its students.
Vincent January 11, 2013 at 02:25 PM
Geofrey Walter: You and I and a few others may remember Bethanne Bartscherer being an Intel Scholar in '2011'. That was my exact point. Thanks for informingall who were not aware.

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