MDEQ Announces Earth Day Poster Contest Winners

For Immediate Release:
April 2, 2019

DEQ Media Office,, 517-284-9278

As a part of this year’s Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Earth Day Celebration, MDEQ Director Liesl Eichler Clark will be honoring the winners of the 2019 Earth Day poster contest. The contest has raised environmental awareness to students from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade from all over Michigan by giving them an opportunity to design what they think Earth Day is all about.

This year, over 2,200 posters were submitted, and 12 winners were selected, a 1st and 2nd Place winner from each grade. Students from across the state of Michigan have shown us once again what they love about our environment.

Participant posters will be decorating the walls of Constitution Hall during Earth Day, and a ceremony will take place for the 12 winners.

The winners are:

1st Place:        Jayce Milke                            H.T. Smith Elementary, Fowlerville, MI
2nd Place:       Molly Aldred                           H.T. Smith Elementary, Fowlerville, MI

First Grade
1st Place:        Wyatt Frasier                         St. Patrick School, Carleton, MI                    
2nd Place:       Samantha Emrick                  St. Patrick School, Carleton, MI

Second Grade
1st Place:        Isabelle Jones                        St. Patrick School, Carleton, MI
2nd Place:       Gwendolyn Lambert              Whitmore-Bolles Elementary, Dearborn, MI

Third Grade
1st Place:        Gabriel Bruck                         St. Patrick School, Carleton, MI
2nd Place:       Ysabella Manningham           St. Isaac Jogues, St. Clair Shores, MI

Fourth Grade
1st Place:        Ammarah Khan                      Crescent Academy International, Canton, MI           
2nd Place:       Kyree Hinkle                          St. Patrick School, Carleton, MI

Fifth Grade
1st Place:        Lily Burnside                          Sayre Elementary, South Lyon, MI
2nd Place:       Zoe Stevens                          Monfort Elementary, Shelby Township, MI

For more information on the Earth Day Poster Contest, and to view the winning posters, visit the MDEQ Website at

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