Four Haverhill Public Schools students are the big winners of Haverhill Promise’s “School Every Day, No Matter Which Way” attendance awareness poster contest.
More than 200 students from public schools, Sacred Hearts and Hillview Montessori entered the contest, designed to highlight the importance of daily school attendance, whether in person or remote. A panel of community artists and volunteers from Haverhill Promise judged the designs based on creativity and originality, visual clarity and appeal and use of the phrase “School Every Day, No Matter Which Way.”
Citywide winners were Anthony Boragine, Pentucket Lake, in the pre-K-Kindergarten category; Katie Caron, Hunking, in the first and second grade category; Graydon England, Hunking, third through fifth grade category; and Kayley Shapiro, Consentino, sixth to eighth grade category. The students’ posters will be displayed on the large screen in the window of HC Media’s Studio 101 at Harbor Place in the coming weeks. Each also received $100 Visa gift cards.
There were also 15 school-wide winners—one from each participating school—who will receive a Haverhill-themed gift basket and 22 honorable mentions who were selected to receive a $10 Dunkin gift card (see below). All of the winning designs will be printed and displayed at Haverhill schools and at other key locations around the city. The designs can also be viewed any time on the Haverhill Promise website at haverhillpromise.com.
According to Haverhill Promise, studies have shown chronic absence, defined as missing 10% or more of school days due to absence for any reason, can impact a student’s ability to learn to read by third grad. The result is substantial hurdles to middle school achievement and high school graduation.
Honorable mentions: Leah Jalbert, Alexis McConnell
Honorable mention: Amaya Castro
Honorable mention: Jacob Agudelo
Honorable mentions: Julia Paikos, Ben Mejia
Hunking (lower grades)
Honorable mentions: JYShani Andino, Jayce Janco
Hunking (upper grades)
Honorable mentions: Lila Combs, Erica Pullino
Honorable mentions: Elias Bleecker, Kayleigh Douglas
Honorable mention: Agdiel Rodriguez
Honorable mentions: Thomas Betty, Michelle Dissler
Honorable mentions: Gavin MacIver, Abigail D’Agata-Lynch
Honorable mentions: Orion Dix, Yamilet Diaz
Honorable mentions: Emma Chandonnet, Jack Carlson
Honorable mention: Yakaylah Ortiz