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2016 Poster Contest: Mayor's Press Conference Highlights Opening of Dad Vail Regatta
For Immediate Release 
Ed Levin 
Publicity Director 
Dad Vail Regatta 
14th Annual Dad Vail Regatta Art Poster Contest Winners To Be Announced And Grant To City’s Summer Rowing Program. 
Philadelphia, Pa (April 26, 2016)--The Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee, organizers of the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta, presented by The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University are pleased to announce the winners of the 14th Annual Dad Vail Regatta Art Contest staged again this spring for budding young artists attending Philadelphia area public, private and parochial schools.  
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Jim Hanna, President of the Dad Vail Organizing Committee will present the cash awards at a press conference on Friday morning May 13 at 9 a.m. amidst the opening races of the 78th annual Dad Vail Regatta, the nation’s largest collegiate regatta.  
Hanna said, “The Dad Vail Regatta is far more than a regatta, offering students who may gifted in areas other than athletics, the means to be recognized for their artistic ability and to be rewarded for their distinguished achievements by way of our annual Art Poster Contest.” 
The contest, which challenges Philadelphia area high school students to best depict the Dad Vail Regatta, North America’s largest and best-known collegiate regatta has five categories of prizes; Grand Prize, First Place, Second Place, Third Place and Honorable Mention. 
Members of the Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee, The School District of Philadelphia, the Office of Catholic Education and comprised the judging committee of the artwork. 
At the conclusion of the awards, Mayor Kenney will be presented with a check for the city’s summer rowing program for inner city youngsters, a tradition the organizers have been following for years having donated a total now approaching $50,000.  
This program seeks to expose Philadelphia high school students to some of the benefits of rowing; discipline, camaraderie, loyalty, exceptional physical conditioning and teamwork. 
The Winners of the 2016 Dad Vail Regatta Art Poster Contest are: 
Grand Prize 
Christina Leone, Archbishop Wood 
First Place 
Angela Myronovych, Central High School 
Second Place 
Felicia Broll, Archbishop Ryan 
Third Place 
Alison Douglas, Archbishop Wood 
Honorable Mention 
Cecilia Costilla, Abraham Lincoln High School 
Nichola McDermott, Archbishop Ryan 
Elizabeth Moroz, Archbishop Ryan 
Emma Moser, Archbishop Wood 
Alyssa Silwa, Archbishop Ryan 
Lisa Valentino, Archbishop Wood 
About Jefferson  
Our newly formed organization, Jefferson, encompasses Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, representing our academic and clinical entities. Together, the people of Jefferson, 19,000 strong, provide the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educate the health professionals of tomorrow, and discover new treatments and therapies that will define the future of health care.  
Jefferson Health comprises five hospitals, 17 outpatient and urgent care locations, as well as physician practices and everywhere we deliver care throughout the city and suburbs across Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks Counties in Pa., and Camden County in New Jersey. Together, these facilities serve nearly 73,000 inpatients, 239,000 emergency patients and 1.7 million outpatient visits annually. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is the largest freestanding academic medical center in Philadelphia. Abington Hospital is the largest community teaching hospital in Montgomery or Bucks counties. Other hospitals include Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience in Center City Philadelphia; Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia; and Abington-Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township.  
Thomas Jefferson University enrolls more than 3,800 future physicians, scientists, nurses and healthcare professionals in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC), Jefferson Colleges of Biomedical Sciences, Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, Population Health and is home of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. 
For more information and a complete listing of Jefferson services and locations, visit 

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