The first grade class at Portledge School in Locust Valley was the grand prize winner int he “Rock the Statue Green: A Transatlantic Art Contest,” celebrating the Statue of Liberty’s 125th birthday, the environment and Franco-American friendship.
More than 4,000 students participated worldwide. Under the guidance of music teacher, Maureen Husing, the class created a video entitled “It’s Not Easy Being Green.”
They sang an original song about recycling.
Their winning entry for the Kindergarten through third grade group category was awarded $500. To view their video, log onto http://statueofliberty.ning.com/profile/PortledgeFirstGradeMusic.