2010-02-26 / School News

Pal Announces Winners Of Art Contest

One of the winner’s artwork honored in the contest. One of the winner’s artwork honored in the contest. In February, the Police Athletic League (PAL) announced the Queens winners of its Annual Brotherhood/Sisterhood Art Contest. More than 160 PAL youngsters, ages six to 18, received recognition for their demonstration of this year’s theme, “My Fantasy Destination in the World.” The artwork expressed the young artists’ dream vacation spots with a special emphasis on well-known landmarks from around the world.

The colorful creations included a variety of art mediums such as posters, murals, three-dimensional crafts and quilts. The winning students, from fulltime and part-time PAL Centers throughout the five boroughs, received awards for their outstanding artwork.

Young people from PAL’s Edward Byrne Center in South Jamaica, PAL’s PS 214 in Flushing, PAL’s Redfern Center and PAL’s Far Rockaway Beacon in Arverne and Far Rockaway, were among the honored artists. From PAL’s Edward Byrne Center, Anwar Wright, Reson White, Alyssa Stewart and Jasmin Harris were awarded First Place and Elijah Miller placed Second in the Crafts category. Alexa Martinez, Khaleif Wise, Valena Hickerson, Derrick Crawford and Demi McWilliams from PAL’s Redfern Center received Honorable Mention for their crafts. Bailey Chan from PAL’s PS 214 Center took home Third Place in the Posters category and Byron Howard and Brittany Wilson, both from PAL’s Far Rockaway Beacon, placed First and Second for their murals.

PAL’s Annual Brotherhood/Sisterhood Art Contest is one of the PAL Kids Events that offer a series of contests, showcases, performances and festivals for children in PAL’s After School Program. Events are designed to stimulate learning, cooperation, camaraderie, self-expression and sportsmanship, while helping children to develop their talents and artistic abilities. The Police Athletic League, founded in 1914, has been serving New York City’s young people for 95 years. PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to more than 56,000 boys and girls annually. It is the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization. For more information, please visit www.palnyc.org.

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