Charlesview Residents Recognized by Mayor Walsh as Fair Housing Poster Contest Winners
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Two young residents of Charlesview recently were recognized by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as winners of a poster contest sponsored by the City’s Fair Housing Commission. At a special ceremony at Boston City Hall, 14-year-old Winnie Mei and 16-year-old Marco Maurus were among eight other students from Boston schools who received prizes for their artwork.
Winnie, who attends Clarence R. Middle School was recognized for receiving the first place award in the middle school category and Marco, who attends Boston Arts Academy, was honored for his third place award in the high school category.
The poster contest was established this year to celebrate Fair Housing Month and non-discriminatory housing in the Commonwealth. More than 70 elementary, middle and high school students submitted artwork to the “One Boston: A Hub of Diversity” poster contest. On April 22, the students met with Mayor Walsh as well as with representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Boston City Council members, The Greater Boston Real Estate Board Chairman, and the Boston Fair Housing Commission. After the ceremony, refreshments were served and the students were interviewed by the press.
Congratulations to Winnie and Marco!
Posted on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014