Linwood student wins New Jersey Teen Media Contest


NORTH BRUNSWICK – Isha Shrivastava, a student at Linwood Middle School, won first place in the middle school written category of the 2018 New Jersey Teen Media Contest.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services honored 12 New Jersey high school and middle school students for their winning entries in the contest on May 23, which celebrated the students’ artistic and written word portrayal of how their family tree may look.

The contest, sponsored by the department’s Division of Family Development focused on the topic of family to engage high school and middle school students in creative thinking through art and the written word. Students created original hand-made artwork and written works that reflected the contest theme and the department’s ongoing outreach campaign: “Child Support. It’s more than just money.” 

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

In addition to having their artwork featured in the 2019 calendar, each winner receives a plaque of achievement, a gift card and a pair of day passes to Six Flags Great Adventure. All winning entries will be displayed in the Statehouse Annex Tunnel from May 29 to June 1.

For more information about this program or the New Jersey Office of Child Support Services, call 1-877-NJKIDS1 or visit