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Louisiana’s 11th Annual Environmental Awareness Student Art and Language Arts contest winners announced

Louisiana’s 11th Annual Environmental Awareness Student Art and Language Arts contest winners announced
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POSTED: Monday, June 10, 2013 - 1:00am

UPDATED: Monday, June 10, 2013 - 1:04am

 State winners have been announced for the 11th Annual Environmental Awareness Student Art and Language Arts Contest. This contest is sponsored by the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) through the generous support of the Alcoa Foundation. The Alcoa Foundation has sponsored this statewide program for the past 10 years.

The winners were selected from 792 entries submitted by kindergarten through twelfth grade students representing ninety-four schools across the state. Students could submit entries in both art and language arts in four separate age categories. Art entries were required to be in color and participants could use a variety of media, including crayons, colored pencils, and watercolors. Language arts entries could be written as a story, reflection, creative narrative, or poetry. Entries were judged on artistic quality, creativity, and how well the piece represented this year’s theme, "Louisiana’s Natural Resources: What’s Important to You?”

The Louisiana students will be honored for their winning entries at an awards reception to be held in Baton Rouge at the Governor’s Mansion on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Secretary Stephen Chustz, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, will deliver the congratulatory address and Connie Conner, LEEC past chair, will serve as master of ceremonies.

The students’ families, teachers, and principals are invited to attend the reception. Members of the contest judging panel, the LEEC, and Alcoa Foundation representatives will be in attendance to honor these outstanding students.
Prizes awarded to the contestants include $200 for first place, $100 for second place, and $75 for third place. Winning art and language art entries will be used to create the 2014 Environmental Awareness calendar, which will be distributed statewide. Winning language arts entries will be published in newspapers and winning art entries will be placed on billboards in the winners’ local areas.

The 11th Annual Environmental Awareness Student Art and Language Arts winners are as follows:
Language Arts Winners
Group 1 (ages 5-7)
1st Emilee King, Chesbrough Elementary School, Tangipahoa Parish
Group 2 (age 8-10)
1st Lakin Graham, Chesbrough Elementary School, Tangipahoa Parish
2nd Owen Brouillette, Homeschooled, West Feliciana Parish
3rd Lizzie Robert, Isidore Newman School, Jefferson Parish
Group 3 (ages 11-13)
1st Paycen Brouillette, Homeschooled, West Feliciana Parish
2nd Clay Knight, Lockport Middle School, Lafourche Parish
3rd Shayley Naquin, St. Gregory Catholic School, Terrebonne Parish
Group 4 (ages 14-18)
1st Tara Guy, Mount Hermon School, Washington Parish
2nd Brooke Lawson, Grace King High School, Jefferson Parish
3rd Maddy McDade, DeRidder Jr. High School, Beauregard Parish
Special Recognition
Michelle Lee, Episcopal High School, East Baton Rouge Parish

Art Winners
Group 1 (ages 5-7)
1st Noah Guidroz, Port Barre Elementary School, St. Landry Parish
2nd Levi Graham, Chesbrough Elementary School, Tangipahoa Parish
3rd Noah Katner, Lusher Charter School, Orleans Parish
Group 2 (age 8-10)
1st Ashini Modi, South Highlands Magnet, Caddo Parish
2nd Anna Johnson, Isidore Newman School, Jefferson Parish
3rd Ethan Guidroz, Lockport Upper Elementary, Lafourche Parish
Group 3 (ages 11-13)
1st Trenece Robertson, Port Barre High School, St. Landry Parish
2nd Kyle Miller, S. P. Arnett Middle School, Calcasieu Parish
3rd Christian Torres, Curtis Elementary, Bossier Parish
Group 4 (ages 14-18)
1st Tuyen Dang, Helen Cox High School, Jefferson Parish
2nd Brenden Ledet, Bayou Blue Middle School, Lafourche Parish
3rd Victoria-Duyen Chu, Helen Cox High School, Jefferson Parish

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