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EPA to Honor New Hampshire Students Today for Environmental Art and Poetry
Release Date: 06/02/2003
Contact Information: Peyton Fleming, EPA Press Office, 617-918-1008
BOSTON – More than 25 children from New Hampshire elementary schools will be receiving US EPA Paul G. Keough Earth Artist awards at a celebration on Monday, June 2, at the N.H. Department of Environmental Services in Concord, N.H. The ceremony will be held from 11 a.m. to noon today.
Students from around New England participated in the annual Earth Artist contest to demonstrate their knowledge of and commitment to a clean environment.
"These young artists, working with their teachers, created artwork for EPA New England's 31st annual Paul G. Keough Earth Artist contest," said EPA New England's regional administrator Robert W. Varney. "They have shown us that they have a good understanding about the environmental challenges we all face, and help us to remember how we can all make a difference in creating a cleaner world. We should all honor these students and their teachers who may well be tomorrow's environmental leaders."
New Hampshire winners of the Earth Artist contest will be recognized at the ceremony where their art and poetry will be displayed. Students will receive certificates for their accomplishments.
The Earth Artists program requires that teachers use class time to talk about environmental issues. The students are encouraged to submit either a poem or poster to EPA New England that demonstrates their knowledge. Children from kindergarten through sixth grade are eligible to participate. All submissions are judged by a panel of EPA staff.
The following schools will be recognized at the EPA New England ceremony:
East Kingston Elementary, East Kingston, NH
Hampstead Academy, Atkinson, NH
St. Patrick School, Jaffrey, NH
Lisbon Regional School, Lisbon, NH
Hudson Memorial School, Hudson, NH
Holy Trinity Catholic School, Laconia, NH
Matthew Thornton School, Londonderry, NH
Charlotte Avenue Elementary, Bicentennial Elementary School & New Searles of Nashua, NH
Epping Elementary School, Epping, NH
St. John Regional School & Broken Ground Elementary School of Concord, NH