Jefferson Parish Government Honors JPPSS Student Artists and Writers


Eighteen Jefferson Parish Public School System students were honored by the Jefferson Parish Government in the Non-point Source Storm Water Pollution and Solutions poster and essay contest. The winners were announced at the 15th Annual Storm Water Poster and Essay Awards Ceremony on April 16 at the Kenner City Park Pavilion.

Kenner Mayor Michael Yenni, Kenner Councilwoman at Large (Division A) Maria DeFrancesch, and Kenner Councilman at Large (Division B) Keith Conley attended the ceremony.

The students were asked to depict or describe at least one source of non-point source pollution and present potential solutions. These non-point sources are things like leakage of automotive fluids, fertilizers and pesticides, and pet waste, and are a major cause of storm water pollution.

The winning posters are on display at the Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library at 4747 West Napoleon Ave. in Metairie. They will be displayed at the West Bank Regional Library at 2751 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey from June 23 through August 25.

Click here to read more about the contest.

First Place
Chantel Collins, 4th Grade, Metairie Academy;  Asia Noah, 8th Grade, Patrick F. Taylor Academy

Second Place
Joseph Bates, 3rd Grade, Metairie Academy; Sneha Mondal, 4th Grade, Metairie Academy; Madeline Marsalone, 5th Grade, Metairie Academy; Ava Lincoln, 6th Grade, Patrick F. Taylor Academy

Third Place
Addison Reynolds, 3rd Grade, Metairie Academy; Meghan Gaffney, 4th Grade, Metairie Academy; Benjamin Pethe, 5th Grade, Metairie Academy; Veronica Suazo, 6th Grade, Patrick F. Taylor Academy; Connor Folse, 7th Grade, Patrick F. Taylor; Khanh Nguyen, 8th Grade, Patrick F. Taylor Academy

Honorable Mention
Lauryn Graf, 3rd Grade, Solis Elementary School; Abigail DiCristina, 3rd Grade, Metairie Academy; Allison Goldman, 4th Grade, Grand Isle Elementary School; Litzzy Gonzales–Matute, 5th Grade, Solis Elementary School; Kylee Ponthieux, 6th Grade, Patrick F. Taylor Academy; Jayde Arnoult, 8th Grade, Patrick F. Taylor Academy

For more information or for photographs of the event, please contact Marnie Winter, Director, Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs, 504-731-4612