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The Winners Are!: From left, Mei Ozawa of PS 29, Spiros Painesis and Hope Andros of A. Fantis Parochial School, Aaliyah Yates of PS 38, and William Bradly of PS 58, took home awards at the Cobble Hill Health Center for their winning essays.
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Three cheers to the budding essayists who paid tribute to senior citizens in the Cobble Hill Health Center-sponsored contest, “Older Person in Your Life Who is Special and Why,” in which local fourth and fifth graders were charged to write about that special senior.

“A mark of a society is how they treat their seniors,” said Tony Lewis, chief executive officer at Cobble Hill. “I applaud this group of young people who are acknowledging the older people in their lives.”

This is the second year that the center hosted the contest.

This year’s winners — Hope Andros and Spiros Painesis from the A. Fantis Parochial School of Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral in Brooklyn Heights, Aaliyah Yates of PS 38 in Boerum Hill, William Bradly of PS 58 in Carroll Gardens, and Mei Ozawa of PS 29 in Cobble Hill — were honored at a ceremony, with their parents, staff, and board member Assemblywoman Joan Millman (D–Carroll Gardens) in attendance. Millman spoke about the importance of intergenerational community partnerships.

The winners received a four pack of tickets to Cobble Hill Cinema with snacks and drinks from the concession stand.

Standing O sends out three cheers and a bucket of popcorn to the winners.

Cobble Hill Health Center [380 Henry St. and Warren Street in Cobble Hill, (718) 855–6789].

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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