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Platinum award winners from schools throughout the city (shown above) raised theMiller PhotographyPlatinum award winners from schools throughout the city (shown above) raised the bar on health and wellness to the highest level in all areas including social and emotional health, a new category added this year.
On hand to pick up their platinum award from the Brooklyn Arbor School are (fromMiller PhotographyOn hand to pick up their platinum award from the Brooklyn Arbor School are (from left) Assistant Principal Cristina Albarra, wellness teacher Beth Reed and Principal Eva Irizarry.
Silver award winners from PS 249 in Brooklyn showing off their award are (from lMiller PhotographySilver award winners from PS 249 in Brooklyn showing off their award are (from left) teachers Nancy Bochbot and James Horflon, and guidance counselor Kathleen Amsterdam.
Showing her mastery of the subject with a “Be Balanced to Be Healthy” poster is Miller PhotographyShowing her mastery of the subject with a “Be Balanced to Be Healthy” poster is Claire Yoon, a 3rd-grader at PS 79 in Queens, posing with her father and Department of Education Deputy Chancellor for the Division of Operations Elizabeth Rose.
“Health Makes the Hero” poster winner Dayanara Garcia (left), a junior at the HSMiller Photography“Health Makes the Hero” poster winner Dayanara Garcia (left), a junior at the HS for Health Careers and Sciences in Manhattan, with her teacher, Zina Kinslow.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams welcomes all and speaks of the importance Miller PhotographyBrooklyn Borough President Eric Adams welcomes all and speaks of the importance of learning the value of health and wellness at a young age.
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña tells the audience that health and wellness areMiller PhotographySchools Chancellor Carmen Fariña tells the audience that health and wellness are crucial for success in both school and life.
Silver award winners from schools throughout the city pose with their plaques.Miller PhotographySilver award winners from schools throughout the city pose with their plaques.
Bronze award winners gather for a photo.Miller PhotographyBronze award winners gather for a photo.
Honorable award winners from throughout the city show off their certificates.Miller PhotographyHonorable award winners from throughout the city show off their certificates.

More than 150 educators, administrators and community health advocates gathered at Brooklyn Borough Hall on June 8 for the 2016 New York City Wellness Poster Contest and Excellence in School Wellness Award ceremony. More than 50 schools throughout the city were honored for educators’ work promoting health and wellness, and students with award-winning posters on the theme of wellness were celebrated.

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