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DEQ announces Earth Day poster contest winners

Agency: Environmental Quality


March 29, 2013                                                                                                          13-0329


For More Information                                    Tom Occhipinti, 517-373-2379, 

                                                                        Brad Wurfel, 517-373-7917, 


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 Grade

1st Place:         Alyssa Doran                          Steenland Elementary, Roseville, MI

2nd Place:        Makayla Paul                          St. Gerard Catholic School, Lansing, MI


2nd Grade

1st Place:         Ralph Helfrich                         St. Patrick Catholic School, Carleton, MI

2nd Place:        Ava Durand                             H.T. Smith Elementary, Fowlerville, MI


3rd Grade

1st Place:         Ethan Jowett                           St. Gerard Catholic School, Lansing, MI

2nd Place:        Hailey Prokop                         St. Gerard Catholic School, Lansing, MI


4th Grade

1st Place:         Alana Asmar                           Harwood Elementary, Sterling Heights, MI

2nd Place:        Tina Thieu                               St. Gerard Catholic School, Lansing, MI

5th Grade

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:, click on Environmental Education, and Earth Day.





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