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Two Philadelphia Students Win 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) – Two Philadelphia students were among the winners of an Earth Day poster contest sponsored by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mid-Atlantic region and the Philadelphia Zoo.

Vasiliki Dinoulis, a seventh-grader at St. Laurentis School, took honors in the “Protected Habitat/Endangered Species” category for students in grades six through eight.

Ella Schrand, a 10th-grader at the C.W. Henry School, took honors in the “Protect Habitat/Endangered Species” category for grades three through five.

The winning posters can be viewed on the EPA website at http://www.epa.gov/region03/ee/posters2010/ .

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.