Senator Saland Announces Local Winners In Statewide Environmental Contest

Stephen M. Saland

May 09, 2006

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that fourteen local students have won statewide recognition for environmental awareness through the state Senate’s 15th annual "I*MA&GREEN*NATION" competition. The students are from The Deveraux School and St. Peter’s School in Dutchess County.

"I am very proud of all our local winners who competed against students from around the state in this year’s I*MA*GREEN*NATION contest," said Senator Saland. "Their understanding and appreciation for the environmental challenges we face is very impressive and deserves this recognition."

The winners were as follows:

St. Peter’s School

Third Place, Division I, Grades 1-3, Arts & Crafts, Alex Flynn from Michelle Antalek’s Class

The Devereux Foundation

Third Place, Division IV, Special Education, Science and Technology, classes of Phoebe Brown, Frank Bauer, Tere Winch and G. Weigel

First Place, Division IV, Special Education, Literature, classes of Ms. Stagno and Mr. Ford

The statewide contest includes projects from Grades One through Eight comparing students’ presentation of ideas and solutions to the problems of solid waste reduction and encouraging recycling. Entries were judged for imagination, subject matter and creativity.

The fourteen students were honored at a reception and awards ceremony for winners across the state. Their projects will be on public display at the state Capitol through May 11.