Senator Saland Announces Local Winners Of Environmental Contest

Stephen M. Saland

May 11, 2005

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) announced that students from W.W. Smith Humanities Magnet School, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Sargent Elementary School and The Devereux Foundation traveled to Albany today to attend the "I*MA*GREEN*NATION" Celebration and to receive awards for projects submitted to the contest.This event encourages students to share knowledge, understanding and ideas about important environmental challenges faced by their communities.

The winners were as follows:

W.W. Smith Humanities Magnet School

First Place, Class Project, Division 1, Grades 1-3, Audio/Video, classes of Mrs. Haines, Ms. Freda

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

First Place, Divison II, Grades 4-5, Arts & Crafts, Liam Maserjian from Linda Haenichen’s Class

Sargent Elementary School

Second Place, Class Project, Division IV, Special Education, Arts & Crafts, classes of Mrs. Sandison, Mrs. Clayton, Mrs. Pezzo

The Devereux Foundation

Third Place, Group Project, Division IV, Special Education, Arts & Crafts, classes of Charlotte Mennona and James Morse

"I am very proud of all of the winners from Dutchess County," said Senator Saland. "Their thoughtful and creative ideas for improving and protecting our environment were well deserving of this recognition."