DEQ announces Earth Day poster contest winnersAgency: Environmental Quality
April 13, 2012 12-0413
For More Information Brad Wurfel, 517-373-7917, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Occhipinti, 517-373-2379, Occhipintit@michigan.gov
As a part of this year's Department of Environmental Quality Earth Day Celebration, DEQ Director Dan Wyant will honor the winners of the 2012 Earth Day poster contest. The contest has raised environmental awareness to students Kindergarten through 5th grade from all over Michigan by giving them an opportunity to design a poster explaining what they believe Earth Day is about.
This year, more than 4,500 posters were submitted and 12 winners were selected, 1st and 2nd place from each grade. Participant posters will decorate the walls of DEQ Headquarters at Constitution Hall in Lansing during Earth Day, and a ceremony will honor the 12 winners.
The winners are:
1st Place: Sarah Busen St. Patrick School, Carleton, MI
2nd Place: John Illes St. Patrick School, Carleton, MI
1st Place: Mariam Yousif Oakridge Elementary, Royal Oak, MI
2nd Place: Karen Gadon Garfield Elementary, Wyandotte, MI
1st Place: Clayton Roof St. Patrick School, Carleton, MI
2nd Place: Alberto Naccarato St. Gerard School, Lansing, MI
1st Place: Mia Brown St. Gerard School, Lansing, MI
2nd Place: Christina Thieu St. Gerard School, Lansing, MI
1st Place: Lucy Broadwell Green Acres Elementary, Warren, MI
2nd Place: Jack Ford St. John the Evangelist, Fenton, MI
1st Place: Anthony Abner, Jr. MacArthur K-8 University Academy, Southfield, MI
2nd Place: Alandra Asmar Harwood Elementary, Sterling Heights, 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.