DEQ announces Earth Day poster contest winnersAgency: Environmental Quality
March 29, 2013 13-0329
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The DEQ today announced winners of the department's annual Earth Day poster contest.
More than 2,500 Michigan students in grades K-5 submitted artwork focused on the environment for this year's contest. The contest is designed to raise environmental awareness among students by giving them an opportunity to design a poster explaining what they think Earth Day is all about.
DEQ Director Dan Wyant will honor the winners during the department's Earth Day celebration event at the agency's headquarters in Lansing. Participant posters will decorate the walls of DEQ Headquarters, and a ceremony will honor the 12 winners.
The winners are:
1st Place: Matthew Devine Elmwood Elementary, St. Claire Shores, MI
2nd Place: Benjamin Cook Auburn Area Catholic School, Aurburn, MI
1st Place: Alyssa Doran Steenland Elementary, Roseville, MI
2nd Place: Makayla Paul St. Gerard Catholic School, Lansing, MI
1st Place: Ralph Helfrich St. Patrick Catholic School, Carleton, MI
2nd Place: Ava Durand H.T. Smith Elementary, Fowlerville, MI
1st Place: Ethan Jowett St. Gerard Catholic School, Lansing, MI
2nd Place: Hailey Prokop St. Gerard Catholic School, Lansing, MI
1st Place: Alana Asmar Harwood Elementary, Sterling Heights, MI
2nd Place: Tina Thieu St. Gerard Catholic School, Lansing, MI
1st Place: Jerez Rinehart Chapman Elementary, Rockwood, MI
2nd Place: Ethan Bassila St. Gerard Catholic School, Lansing, MI
For more information on the Earth Day Poster Contest, and to view the winning posters, visit the DEQ's Web site at: www.michigan.gov/deq, click on Environmental Education, and Earth Day.