Valley Stream, NY (October 2021)—On Saturday, October 2, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau Family Fun Day at East Meadow Farm, three Central High School and Memorial Junior High School art students received commendations for their original artwork selected to appear in the Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau Annual Gardening Calendar. Students recognized were Haylee Bonilla (Grade 8), Natalie Godinez (Grade 10) and Jashanjit Singh (Grade 10).
Student artwork was submitted last year for consideration in the Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Calendar Competition and was reviewed by professional artists. Students were encouraged to draw flowers, vegetables, bees, birds, butterflies, gardening tools, or gardens in any of the seasons.
“I am so proud of our students and their incredible artistic abilities,” said Bret Strauss, Memorial Junior High School Principal. “I can’t wait to see their talent being recognized in the future!”
Haylee, Natalie and Jashanjit were able to celebrate their awards with family and friends while also enjoying the activities scheduled during the day, including hands-on children's activities, a petting zoo, farm animals, and food and farm stands. The winning artwork was displayed throughout the day for all attendees to admire.
4-H is a youth organization composed of more than six million youth. The 4-H program is available in every state and more than eight countries, open to everyone ages 5 years old to 19 years old. 4-H Youth Development’s mission is to “unleash the power of youth and adults through diverse opportunities that meet community needs.”
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