Area students had a sweet start to the New Year when their dioramas were chosen as winners in the 2015 PEEPS® Scholastic Diorama Competition during PEEPSFEST®, the free family festival presented by Just Born Quality Confections and ArtsQuest Dec. 30-31. More than 140 dioramas incorporating PEEPS® candy were created by local school children and were on display during the event, which took place at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.
“New Year’s Eve in NYC,” created by Joseph P. Liberati 5th grade students Nathaniel Lycette and Brandon Verna, was named the “PEEP-les Choice” winner based on voting at the festival, while “Peep State,” done by St. John Vianney 8th graders Hannah Kistler and Raymond Kromer, was named “Best in Show” by the official PEEPSFEST® judging panel. Both groups of students won PEEPS & COMPANY® Gift Bags and were invited to help drop the giant PEEPS® Chick on New Year’s Eve to count down the coming of the New Year.
The complete list of diorama competition winners is:
1st place: Remembering Paris
Calypso Elementary School, Bethlehem – 2nd grade – Allison Shook
2nd place: Peeps on Ice
Calypso Elementary School, Bethlehem – Kindergarten – Megan Shook
2nd place: LV Phantoms Fight Back to Win!
St. Anne’s School, Bethlehem – 4th grade – Alex Greenberg, Malcolm Collins and Robert Welsh
2nd place: Peep Washington Crossing the Delaware
Liberty Bell Elementary School, Coopersburg – Samantha Haggenbuch
2nd place: Walkin’ in a Winter Candyland
St. John Vianney Regional School, Allentown – 7th Grade – Christopher Faccniao and Adam Pryblick
PEEPSFEST® 2016 is set for Dec. 30-31 at SteelStacks. For more information, visit www.steelstacks.org/peepsfest.