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Little Ferry Student Wins Magazine Cover Contest

Left to Right Grand Prize Winner Lila Patel, Lynda Hayes (Music Teacher), Frank Scarafile (Superintendent)
Left to Right Grand Prize Winner Lila Patel, Lynda Hayes (Music Teacher), Frank Scarafile (Superintendent) Photo Credit: Mark Horst
The magazine cover Lila Patel designed for K-8 Magazine.
The magazine cover Lila Patel designed for K-8 Magazine. Photo Credit: Lila Patel
Left to Right Back Row: Frank Scarafile, Gabriela Reyes, Sarah Selim, Jennifer Phan, Sara Munoz, Lynda Hayes. Left to Right Front Row: Alyson Olivieri, Yoomee Fujimura, Luca Davi, Lily Schwedhelm, Lila Patel, Zara Patel.
Left to Right Back Row: Frank Scarafile, Gabriela Reyes, Sarah Selim, Jennifer Phan, Sara Munoz, Lynda Hayes. Left to Right Front Row: Alyson Olivieri, Yoomee Fujimura, Luca Davi, Lily Schwedhelm, Lila Patel, Zara Patel. Photo Credit: Mark Horst

LITTLE FERRY, N.J. — Little Ferry seventh grader Lila Patel won K-8 Magazine's "design a cover" contest and will have her illustration (pictured above) featured on the cover of the May/June issue of the music teacher trade publication.

The contest, which was open to students between kindergarten and first grade, asked participants to blend their knowledge of music signs, symbols and musical instruments with their creative drawing skills.

Patel was honored for her accomplishment at Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting along with several other Little Ferry students who were runners-up in the competition.

The runners-up included:

  • Gabriela Reyes
  • Sarah Selim
  • Jennifer Phan
  • Sara Munoz
  • Lynda Hayes
  • Alyson Olivieri
  • Yoomee Fujimura
  • Luca Davi
  • Lily Schwedhelm
  • Zara Patel
  • Sky Kim
  • San Antonio

Memorial Middle School music teacher Lynda Hayes submitted the students' entries.

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