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TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Human Services today honored Erin Hanlon and Elijah Cochran, both students at Ocean City High School, along with 14 other New Jersey high school and middle school students for their winning entries in the 2019 New Jersey Child Support Teen Media Contest. The event celebrated the artistic and written portrayal of situations when the students felt most supported by a parent or loved one.

According to a release, the contest aimed to engage high school and middle school students in creative thinking through art, digital illustration and the written word.  

Teens could enter the contest individually or through their school.

Winners were chosen based upon their interpretation of the year’s theme, with the winning art and written pieces featured in Human Services’ annual Child Support calendar published each year.