Nearly 1,400 entries were submitted by student-artists in Brooklyn and Queens representing more than 50 schools and parishes.  Every piece of art was evaluated on artistic ability, and how well the artist depicted the spirit of Easter.  The winners from the Diocesan Elementary Catholic Schools/Parishes are:

1.  First Grade:  Ricardo John – Mary Queen of Heaven School

2.  Second Grade:  Henry Jeannopoulos – Holy Angels Catholic Academy

3.  Third Grade:  Keegan Falloon – St. Camillus Catholic Academy

4.  Fourth Grade:  Maria Gabriella Ceron – St. Joseph Patron Church

5.  Fifth Grade:  Michael Boyle – St. Camillus Catholic Academy

6.  Sixth Grade:  Kimberly Velez – St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy

7.  Seventh Grade:  Billy Valdiviezo – Our Lady of Fatima School

8.  Eighth Grade:  Amy Seto – Our Lady of Fatima School

Below is one of the winning artistic pieces.

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