RCK’s Soto Wins Poster Contest

Kelan Soto, a student at Ruth C. Kinney Elementary in Islip Terrace, was chosen as the fifth-grade statewide winner of the New York State Department of Health’s 2012 “SunWise with SHADE” poster contest.

Soto and her fellow students in Jennifer Talbot’s classroom at RCK participated in this national contest, which was sponsored by the SHADE Foundation and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   

Soto’s entry, which will be published in the SunWise with SHADE 2013 calendar, was selected from over 5,500 posters submitted from students across New York State in grades K-8. Her poster will also appear on the New York State Department of Health website and she will be awarded a $50 check from Health Research Incorporated.