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Westfield Student Wins NJ Tar Wars Contest

Lorre Korecky

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 • 2:42pm

Franklin Elementary School fourth grade student Emilia Wheatley won the annual New Jersey Tar Wars poster contest, marking the seventh time the school has earned the honor in the last ten years.   Emily’s poster depicts a ballerina on a grand stage in a beautiful theatre with the caption: "I would rather light up the stage, (and not a cigarette)."

Her entry represented the State of New Jersey in Washington, D.C. at the American Academy of Family Physicians Tar Wars national competition, earning a spot in the top 10.   In Franklin students’ seven trips to Washington, DC, awards have been earned 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and Honorable Mention Places.

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