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Delaware Boy Wins EPA Earth Day Poster Contest

Release Date: 05/06/2010
Contact Information: Roy Seneca seneca.roy@epa.gov (215) 814-5567

(PHILADELPHIA – May 6, 2010) – Second-grader Yusef Kose from Newark, Del. was among the winners of an Earth Day poster contest sponsored by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mid-Atlantic region and the Philadelphia Zoo.

Kose, a homeschooler, took honors in the “Meaning of Earth Day” category for students in kindergarten through second grade. His winning poster can be viewed among other winners on the EPA website at http://www.epa.gov/region03/ee/posters2010/ .

“It’s encouraging to know that the mid-Atlantic region has so many creative and enthusiastic environmental stewards like Yusef to help spread the Earth Day message on what we need to do to protect the health and future of our planet,” said EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin.

The contest was for students in kindergarten through grade 12 in EPA’s mid-Atlantic region, which includes Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Students submitted hand-created drawings in three categories. Winning entries and others were displayed at the Philadelphia Zoo for EPA’s 40th anniversary Earth Day celebration. Many posters continue to be displayed at the EPA’s Public Information Center in Philadelphia.