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Cona Elder Law, elder law and estate planning firm in Melville, honored three winners of their student art contest “These Colors Don’t Run” at the recent LI State Veterans Home event in Stony Brook to celebrate Veterans. Each winner who was selected from an elementary, middle and high school in Suffolk County received a $50 gift card and a certificate from the firm. 

“We sponsored the contest to give students an opportunity to show their creativity while thanking local Veterans and their families for their service to our country,” explains Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq., partner at Cona Elder Law.

Three students were selected from over 100 entries for their creativity and originality that depicted the contest theme.  

The winners included:

  • Erin Wong, age 7, Second Grade, Deer Park – Her work was chosen because it captures the youthful spirit of freedom, heroism and peace.  The panel also liked that the young artist sent her best wishes to the families of the soldiers and Veterans.
  • Deana Fragiorgi, 12, Seventh Grade, Kings Park – The panel chose this artwork because it highlights our diverse country.  Different nationalities are represented in the various branches of the military, unified under our nation’s flag and under the words ‘We the People’. It is a powerful message, especially from a middle school student.
  • Denver Dukes, 17, High School Senior, Cold Spring Harbor – The panel found this piece to be a beautiful work of art by a very talented high school artist.  There is a simple ‘thank you’ message to our Veterans but there is a much deeper impression made from the look in the Statue of Liberty’s eyes and the melting flag draped across her face. It is a very moving image.

Cona Elder Law is recognized as a leading elder law and estate planning firm on Long Island.  The firm has been ranked the #1 Elder Law firm by Long Island Business News for the past 6 years and has been a finalist in the HIA Business Achievement Awards.  Cona Elder Law is also recognized for its charitable works and has received the Outstanding Corporation Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  The firm provides creative advocacy and cutting edge planning strategies and has been featured in many publications including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, L.I. Business News, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today, The Daily News, The New York Post, Kiplinger’s, Reader's Digest and many others.   Cona Elder Law attorneys have appeared as guests on WNBC-TV, WABC-TV, CNN-fn, News 12, WLNY News 55 and many radio stations including WOR, WCBS AM, WBAB and WFAN. 

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Cona Elder Law is a full service law firm based in Melville, LI. Our firm concentrates in the areas of elder law, estate planning, estate administration and litigation, special needs planning and health care facility representation. We are proud to have been recognized for our innovative strategies, creative techniques and unparalleled negotiating skills unendingly driven toward our paramount objective - satisfying the needs of our clients.

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