(New York—June 4, 2016) Judges from the United Nations International School (UNIS), the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, and the Northeast Council of Teachers of Japanese honored four High Tech High School students and two High Tech teachers at the 10thannual UNIS Haiku Contest, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech.
At the UNIS Awards Assembly held at the United Nations International School, all haikus composed in English, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish took precedence.
The following High Tech High School students earned special recognition: in the English Division, Camille Romano of Kearny and North Bergen resident Genesis Cevallos; in the French Division, Mously Lo of Jersey City; and in the Japanese Division, Jersey City resident Alexander Le.
The following High Tech High School teachers received special recognition as well: in the English Division, Joan Marie Bellotti of Rutherford, and in the French Division, Cliffside Park resident Dr. Laje Gashi.
UNIS received approximately 1,100 poems from various schools in the United States and around the world. From among these entries, the judges selected 121 for special recognition. Those haikus selected have been displayed in the lobby of UNIS this June.
|From left, Akemi Dobkin, Camille Romano, Dr. Laje Gashi, and Joan Marie Bellotti|
|From left, Alexander Le, Mously Lo, and Genesis Cevallos|