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Elementary Students in Massachusetts Get Environmental Protection Agency Award

Release Date: 06/01/04
Contact Information: Contact: Peyton Fleming, EPA Press Office, (617) 918-1008

For Immediate Release: June 1, 2004; Release # 04-06-02

BOSTON – More than 450 children from 27 Massachusetts elementary schools will receive US EPA Paul G. Keough Earth Artist awards at a celebration from 10 am to noon Friday, June 4 at Fanieul Hall in Boston.

Students from around New England participated in the 32nd annual Earth Artist contest to demonstrate their knowledge of and commitment to a clean environment.

"These students in Massachusetts and throughout New England understand what it takes to protect our environment, and have done artwork that encourages all of us to help keep our air, land and water cleaner,” said EPA New England's regional administrator Robert W. Varney. “At our ceremony, we recognize students in Massachusetts who may well be tomorrow’s environmental leaders.”

Massachusetts winners of the Earth Artist contest will be recognized at the ceremony where their art and poetry will be displayed. Students received 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.

Students from the following Massachusetts schools will be recognized at the ceremony:

    • Thorndyke Road School, Worcester
    • Proctor Elementary School, Northboro and in Topsfield
    • St. Monica School, Methuen
    • Academy Avenue, Weymouth
    • Hastings Elementary School, Westborough
    • Thomson School, North Andover
    • Brookside Elementary School, Dracut
    • John F. Kennedy School, Blackstone
    • St. Clement Elementary School, Medford
    • Lynnhurst School, Saugus
    • A.B. Cushman School, Dartmouth
    • Ashfield School, Brockton
    • Charles Roderick and Delaney Elementary School, Wrentham
    • Freetown Lakeville Middle School, Lakeville
    • Learning Prep School, W. Newton
    • Merrymount Elementary School, Quincy
    • Pine Grove School, Rowley
    • Dunn Middle School, Danvers
    • Dallin Elementary School and St. Agnes School, Arlington
    • Our Lady of the Valley, Uxbridge
    • The Islamic Academy, Methuen
    • Johnson School, Nahant
    • McGovern Elementary School, Medway
    • Montague Center School, Montague
    • St. Ann School, Gloucester
    • Clarke School for the Deaf, Northampton
    • Cold Spring School, Plymouth.
Related Information:
Poem & Poster Contest