Hun School of Princeton Students Take 1st and 2nd Prize in Conservation Contest
Two Hun School of Princeton student-artists took the top two prizes in Mercer County in the New Jersey Conservation Poster Contest.
Abigail Gray ’17 won first prize and Jessica Zhen ’18 was awarded second in Mercer County for the contest, which is nationally run by the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Mercer County Soil Conservation District runs the local contest in which students submit posters promoting the conservation of natural resources. Both Abigail and Jessica are students in the Hun School’s Advance Placement (AP) Environmental Science class. Abigail also is in the School’s Advanced Studio Art Honors class, while Jessica takes AP Studio Art.
Abigail’s first place poster will now advance to the New Jersey state competition. State winners go onto a national competition. The theme for this year’s contest was “Healthy Soils Are Full of Life.”
Hun School AP Environmental Science teacher Anne Soos said she has only had one other student take a first-place prize in the contest in the many years she has taught.
“I’m very excited for Abby and Jessica. I had a lot of really nice posters, both from art students, and from non-artists who stretched themselves in the artistic arena,” said Ms. Soos. “I was really pleased with the results.”
“I was really surprised, I was not expecting to win,” said Abigail, who will enroll in Colorado College in the fall where she will play collegiate soccer. “There were a lot of great posters here at Hun. I worked really hard on it, and was really excited to win.”
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school. Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.