First Place Poster

  • Cherry Students  Cyberbullying Poster Wins First Place In Elementary Category


    Apparently, the “Cyberbullying Hurts” poster message was loud and clear for the judges to make their decision.


    Cherry Avenue's very own Third grader Courtney Corcoran, who created and submitted the poster for the Suffolk County Anti-Cyber Bullying Campaign was recently informed that her entry was selected as the Elementary School, First Place winner in the campaign, run by the Suffolk County Youth Bureau and Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS).


    Also , Courtney’s First-Place poster will be displayed in the lobby of the County Executive’s office at the H. Lee Denison Building during the month of October, 2015, as October is Bullying Prevention month. 


    Mrs. Batterberry entered her class in the contest about a month ago. To be eligible, all elementary, middle school and high school aged youth had to submit an 8 ½” x 11” poster, containing original content, reflecting, in words and/or images, the child’s perception of cyber-bullying and its impact.  "The entries my class submitted were SO good this year,” Mrs. Batterberry said, “ I even joked with the class, as I mailed them off, predicting someone in THIS class is going to win. I was not surprised to learn our class had a winner, but I was beyond impressed when I learned that Courtney was the First Place winner out of ALL the elementary submissions!  Courtney is an amazing student and artist! Our whole class along with her family was SO proud of her!"


    Courtney shared her reaction as well. "When Dr. Ihne came into our room to tell the class one of us won a contest, I couldn't think of anything I had done lately that I could win!  When I heard it was the poster contest and that I won, I laughed because I redid that poster twice to make it better!  I'm glad I did!"


    Congratulations, Courtney!


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