Senator Marcellino Announces Samantha Ealy Winner In "i*ma*green*nation" Statewide Contest

Carl L Marcellino

June 21, 2005

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) announced today that Samantha Ealy from the Washington Drive Primary School, in the Harborfields Central School District won statewide recognition for environmental awareness through the State Senate’s 14th Annual I*MA*GREEN*NATION" competition.

"Samantha competed against hundreds of students from throughout New York State, and her imaginative work was judged to be among the best in the 2005 contest," said Senator Marcellino, "I know that our entire community shares my pride in this remarkable young women who has demonstrated awareness and concern for the important environmental challenges that we all face to make our state a better, cleaner place."

The "I*MA*GREEN*NATION" Awards program was established to promote recycling and conservation and help develop awareness among students from grades one through eight. Further, it facilitates an exchange of ideas about recycling and waste reduction between schools, children and adults—stimulating creative thinking concerning these issues and possible solutions.

Samantha who is in Dr. Christine Fiorella Russo’s class, won third Place in Division I, grades 1-3 literature competition for her project.

"Samantha has a very bright future ahead of her," Senator Marcellino said. "Her imagination and writing ability are quite impressive and I look forward to great things from her in the years to come."