The Embassy awards prizes in Independence
Day drawing and essay contest
Winners include students from Montevideo,
Las Piedras, Fray Bentos and Paysandú
June 18, 2004
Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein
awarded prizes to the winners in the drawing and essay contest
sponsored by the U.S. Embassy for the 228th anniversary
of U.S. Independence Day.
This year’s winners, students from
Montevideo, Las Piedras, Fray Bentos and Paysandu, received
their prizes in a ceremony held at the U.S. Embassy Friday
(June 18). Representatives from collaborating companies
attended the ceremony.
Contest judges had the arduous task of choosing
the winners from nearly 200 drawings and essays sent to
the U.S. Embassy.
The winners in each category as well as
the institutions they attend received prizes such as computers,
laptops, televisions, cellular phones and radio/tap players.
“Common Values” was the theme
of this year’s essay and drawing contest. This is
the third year the U.S. Embassy has sponsored the contest.
The winners in their categories are
Student: Elisa Perdomo Moure (age 11)
School: School No. 3
Fray Bentos, Rio Negro
Student: Lucia Belen Piriz (age 11)
Essay (age 12 to 17)
Student: Juan Ignacio Monteghirfo (age 12)
School: High School No. 2 “German Cabrera”
Las Piedras, Canelones to view click here
Student: Paula Pereyra Acosta
University: Facultad de Ciencias Economicas, Univ. de la
Republica to view click here
Student: Mauricio Bentancort
University: Facultad de Derecho, Univ. de la Republica to view click here
Thanks to the companies that contributed
for Fourth of July events:
Abbott Laboratories Uruguay
Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein and
Reynaldo de Gregoria of Hotel Radisson present the second
place award for drawing to Lucia Belen Piriz.
The Ambassador and Pablo
Pesce of Hotel Sheraton present the first place award
to Elisa Perdomo Moure.
The Ambassador and Gabriel
Turturiello of John Deere present the second place award
for the essay contest (age 12-17) to Rodrigo Silva Gay-Balmaz.
The Ambassador and Ralph
Schmidt of Colonvade present the first place award to
Juan Ignacio and to the director of his school No. 2
The Ambassador and Marcos
Grolero of Hotel Conrad present the second place award
for essays (age 18- 24) to Mauricio Bentancort.
The Ambassador and Gabriela
Gonzalez of Volt Autologic present the first place award
to Paula Pereyra.