EXTRA EXTRA! Read All About It: Tomorrow's Leaders Have Been Chosen!

Posted by Tom Crimmins Realty, Ltd. on Friday, June 13th, 2014 at 3:52pm.

"today's writers...tomorrow's leaders"

Alas, the Tom Crimmins Realty 5th Grade Essay Contest has ended!

Students were asked: To what extent will the St. George Ferris Wheel impact the Staten Island community? Support all answers with either three major benefits or disadvantages.

Over 500 essays were submitted and read. Our young writers varied in listing benefits and disadvantages of the 625 feet tall St. George Ferris Wheel and side attractions that will follow. Benefits ranged from new job opportunities like handymen, tour guides, chefs and waiters in local restaurants to a boom in St. George real estate market to the wheel's efficient energy usage. Some disadvantages extended from lose of parking spaces, littering and finally to an idea of improving transit over tourism.

Regardless of benefits or flaws that the St. George Wheel may provide, we applaud all participants on their hard effort.  All young writers provided unique ideas and opinions, true leaders of tomorrow.

After reading all submittions and adhering to the rubric, the following young essay writers have been chosen:

 1st Place  Jordan Toth  P.S. 56
 2nd Place  Valentina Schembri   P.S. 53
 3rd Place  Jill Greenfield  OLHC
 4th Place   Maria Manabat   St. Charles
 Honorable Mention  Lacey Rose Delucia   Notre Dame
 Honorable Mention  Jeremy Mendez   P.S. 18 

Our winners and their families have been invited to a ceremonial dinner at Pepper Jack Grill on June 23rd to be honored and awarded. The prizes go as followed:

 Platinum  Laptop, printer & flash drive
 Gold  Laptop
 Silver  iPad Mini
 Bronze  Kindle Fire

Check back to our photo gallery. We will post pictures of the dinner very soon.

Thank you to all schools, teachers, parents and students. A special thank you to our co-sponsors: Martin & Loiacono Attorneys at Law and United Northern Mortgage Bankers.

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