The Buffalo News held its 19th annual Editorial Cartoon Contest for area students in grades five through 12. Nearly 800 entries were received, including dozens from a school in Hawaii. The winners were selected by News Editorial Cartoonist Adam Zyglis.
“This year’s contest was a big success,” Zyglis said. “The most popular topics seemed to be North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, gun control and the prevalence of texting and social media. Perennial issues such as the Peace Bridge and our woebegone sports teams maintained their usual presence among the entries.
“On a positive note for Buffalo, this marked the first year with no waterfront-themed cartoons,” he added. “I was particularly impressed by many students’ ability to critically analyze dry complicated issues like the IDA reform and Social Security. They really did their homework.”
A reception to honor the winners will be held tonight at the Central Library, where the winning cartoons will remain on display.
On the Web: To view all the winning cartoons, visit www.galleries.buffalonews.com
Division 1, Grade 5:First PlaceTayte Connolly- Cumberland, Mill Middle School
Second Place: Julia Beck, Nardin Academy
Third Place: Angela Mangione, Mill Middle School
Honorable Mention: Scott Buchnowski, Mill Middle School
Division II, Grades 6-8
First PlaceShane Hausauer,
H.O. Brumsted Elementary School (Holland)
Second Place: Miranda Roberson, Mill Middle School
Third Place: Nick Filipowicz, Ambrose Catholic Academy
Honorable Mention: Julianna Passarelli, Veronica E. Connor Middle School (Grand Island)
Division III, Grades 9-12First PlaceBasia Sokolowski, Holland High School
Second Place: Danny Colucci, Amherst High School
Third Place: Matt Bartone, Frontier High School
Honorable Mention: Jack Nelson, Amherst High School
Local DivisionFirst PlaceArriana Murphy, Amherst High School
Second Place: Jarrett Willett, Amherst High School
Third Place: Makenna Weaver, Mill Middle School
Honorable Mention: Grace Dietrich, Nardin Academy