"Be Our Valentine" Contest Winners

Kids with valentines

The 37th annual Valentine Contest presented by Worcester Historical Museum for Worcester students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6. All winners will be recognized on Wednesday, February 10th, 4:00 p.m. at the Worcester Historical Museum.

Chosen from hundreds of entries from 16 schools:

HISTORIC (any design in the style of valentines made in Worcester from the late 1840s to 1942)

Grade 3    Eliud Vera McGrath Elementary School
Grade 4 Francie McMahon    Thorndyke Road School
Grade 5 Gabriela Johnson City View School
  Alex Salerno Lake View School
Grade 6 Chantelly Pizzaro Grafton Street School

CONTEMPORARY  (an original valentine, possibly featuring a favorite book, story or character)

Grade 3    Yeiralis Irizarry City View  School
Grade 4 Matthew Molle Worcester Arts Magnet School
Grade 5 Aylina Espejo City View School
Grade 6 Michael Boateng Worcester Arts Magnet School
  Donovan Wellington    City View School

VERSE  (an original verse by today’s valentine maker)

Grade 3    Anja Jane LaJoie McGrath Elementary School
Grade 4 Melanie Morse Burncoat Preparatory School
Grade 5 Crystal Abruzzise Lake View School
Grade 6 Sara  Gonzalez Columbus Park School
  Hannah Shotzberger    Grafton Street School

MASTERS (students in grades 4, 5, and 6 who have won in previous years must enter in the Master’s Competition. These entries are judged as a group—not by grade level)

Grade 4    Historic Riley Driscoll Worcester Arts Magnet School
Grade 5 Contemporary    Nolan Farrell Worcester Arts Magnet School
  Verse Carlitos Molina    Worcester Arts Magnet School