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Penguins Highlight Students' Enthusiasm and Artwork with Annual "Students for Stanley" Banner Contest

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
The Penguins hosted a “Students for Stanley” banner contest for students throughout Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh as the team began its quest for the Stanley Cup.

The “Students for Stanley” contest invited elementary, middle and high school students to create 4’x6’ banners and submit one banner per grade level to represent their school.  The schools then submitted a photograph of their banner for a panel of judges to view.  The banners were judged on school spirit and enthusiasm for the Penguins.

A winner was chosen for each grade level, Grades 1 - 12, and each winning banner has been displayed in the lobby of the Trib Total Media Gate at CONSOL Energy Center during the first round of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs.  A list of the winners in each grade level:

Grade 1 – St. Louise de Marillac
Grade 2 – St. Louise de Marillac
Grade 3 – St. Louise de Marillac
Grade 4 – East Union Intermediate Center
Grade 5 – St. Maurice School
Grade 6 – Pivik Elementary School 
Grade 7 – Word of God Catholic School
Grade 8 – Mellon Middle School  
Grade 9 – Woodland Hills High School
Grade 10 – Carlynton Junior-Senior High School  
Grade 12 – Pittsburgh Oliver High School

Banners were also selected as the overall winners for elementary, middle and high schools.  The overall winning banner for elementary schools was created by Pivik Elementary School in Plum, PA; the middle school banner was made by Mellon Middle School in Pittsburgh, PA; and the high school banner by Carlynton Junior-Senior High School in Carnegie, PA.  Each overall winner will receive a commemorative “Students for Stanley” trophy for their school to display.

Click here to see the winning entries!
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