MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi announced the winners in the 2019 Morris County Manual Cover Contest.
1st place: Krystal Colon from Morris Knolls High School
2nd place: Andrew Donahue from Morris Hills High School
3rd place: Julian Mesa from Morris Hills High School
The judges of this year’s contest were Morris County Tax Board Commissioner William Kersey, Parsippany Councilwoman Loretta Gragnani, and from the County Clerk’s Office, Lauren Esposito, Maria May and Laura Roberts.
The Morris County Manual is a comprehensive resource containing the names and contact information of elected and appointed officials at all levels of government. The annual publication is designed to help simplify doing business with the various departments, boards and commissions and with all 39 municipalities throughout Morris County.
Each year, the County Clerk conducts an art contest to select a cover for the Morris County Manual. The contest is open to all high school art students within the county. The creators of the top three covers selected by a group of judges are presented with monetary scholarship awards by County Clerk Ann F. Grossi.
The 2018 Winners were: First Place Winner: Felicia Terreri is a senior at Whippany Park High School. She plays varsity softball and is actively involved with the Art Club. Felicia was voted Most Spirited and humbled to have been crowned Homecoming Queen. During the school year, Felicia works as an aide for Hanover Township’s aftercare program and enjoys working as a lifeguard during the summer. Her free time is spent painting, snowboarding, watching movies and spending time with family and friends. She plans to attend college and pursue a career in Graphic Design.
Second Place Winner: Aayush Saxena is a junior in the Academy of Computer Science at Morris County School of Technology. He designed the cover as part of Advertising Art and Design elective at MCST. He is a member of the Robotics Club and the Tech Club. His hobbies include reading and playing video games. He volunteers at Dover Hospital. He resides in Randolph with his parents and younger brother, Aakansh. After high school he would like to work for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Third Place Winner: Jared Redington is a sophomore student attending Morris Hills High School in Rockaway. His interests include Track & Field (throwing the javelin, and shotput), photography, magic, hiking, and spending time with his friends & family. Jared is also an Eagle Scout, a member of Wharton Troop 67, and one day hopes to pursue Military Intelligence as his future career.