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Freeland, Pa. 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) – Ninth-grader Gregory Yannes from the MMI Prepartory School in Freeland, Pa. was among the winners of an Earth Day poster contest sponsored by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mid-Atlantic region and the Philadelphia Zoo.

Yannese took honors in the “Climate Change” category for students in grades nine through 12. His winning poster can be viewed among other winners 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.