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2017 Off to Sweet Start as PEEPSFEST® Announces Winners of Scholastic Diorama Competition
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Editor’s Note: Photos of the diorama competition winners are located in the Dropbox link below:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9f5odfycq9pqwp8/AADfQOeRPyR4kCTgGhXNnAdwa?dl=0

BETHLEHEM, PA — Area students had a sweet start to the New Year when their dioramas were chosen as winners in the 2016 PEEPS® Scholastic Diorama Competition during PEEPSFEST®, the free family festival presented by Just Born Quality Confections and ArtsQuest Dec. 30-31.

More than 60 dioramas incorporating PEEPS® candy were created by local school children and were on display during the event, which took place at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

Peep 182 by Adam Pryblick AJ Colon and David Amato of St. John Vianney Regional School was named the “PEEP-les Choice” winner based on voting at the festival, while Peeps in Space by Owen Boger of Joseph P. Liberati Elementary School was named “Best in Show” by the official PEEPSFEST® judging panel.

Winners took home PEEPS & COMPANY® Gift Bags, and “Best in Show” winner Owen Boger dropped the PEEPS® Chick on New Year’s Eve during the festival. The PEEPles Choice diorama and all first-prize winners will be displayed for an entire year at the Just Born exhibit at the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society’s Sigal Museum on Northampton Street in Easton.

The complete list of diorama competition winners is:

Grade K-2
First Place: Happy Birthday Calypso Elementary School
Alaina Moyzan, grade 2, Calypso Elementary School, Bethlehem

Second Place: Peep Christmas Tree Scene
Ariana Fogerty, grade 1, St. Joseph the Worker School, Orefield

Grade 3-5
First Place: Peeps in Space
Owen Boger, grade 5, Joseph P. Liberati Elementary School, Center Valley

Second Place: We the Peeple
Allison Shook and Megan Shook, ages 8 and 6, Calypso Elementary School, Bethlehem

Grade 6
First Place: Lehigh Valley Peeptoms
Eric Castro, Leilani Fonsec, Elizabeth Kline, Jeziel Marrero, Jaylene Munoz, Aisha Rodriguez, Victor Molina Espinoza, Sebastian Garcia, Laisha Leon, Tecorey McPhatter, Abigail Rodriguez, Brianna Yearde-Hinds, grade 6, South Mountain Middle School, Allentown

Second Place: Love Feast
Jonathan B, grade 6, Joseph P. Liberati Elementary School, Center Valley

Grade 7-12
First Place: Up
Kylie Legath and Olivia Le, grade 7, St. John Vianney Regional School, Allentown

Second Place: Peep 182
Adam Pryblick, AJ Colon and David Amato, grade 8, St. John Vianney Regional School, Allentown

PEEPles Choice
Peep 182
Adam Pryblick, AJ Colon, David Amato, grade 8, St. John Vianney Regional School, Allentown

Best in Show
Peeps in Space
Owen Boger, grade 5, Joseph P. Liberati Elementary School, Center Valley

PEEPSFEST® 2017 is set for Dec. 30-31, 2017 at SteelStacks. For more information, visit www.steelstacks.org/peepsfest.


Media Contact:
Mark Demko, ArtsQuest
610-332-1342 or mdemko@artsquest.org