[StBernard] Awards and Recognition News Release (Region 6): President's Environmental Youth Award deadline is Oct. 31

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Fri Oct 19 22:07:32 EDT 2007

President's Environmental Youth Award deadline is Oct. 31

(Dallas, Texas - October 18, 2007) The deadline to submit applications for
the prestigious President's Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) is October 31.
The PEYA program, sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency since
1971, recognizes young people across America for projects that demonstrate
their commitment to the environment. Young people in all 50 states and the
U.S. territories are invited to participate in the program.

To be eligible to compete, K-12 students sponsored by an adult must submit a
completed application to their local EPA regional office. Projects are
judged on such criteria as the extent to which the student is involved in
the design and implementation, the environmental need, and how successful
and innovative the project is. One outstanding project in each of the 10
EPA regions will be selected to receive a presidential plaque and to attend
an EPA-sponsored award ceremony. In previous years, winners received their
awards from the President of the United States at the White House and at the
EPA headquarters offices in Washington D.C.

Additional information on PEYA and how to apply is available at
<http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/peya/index.html> . Individuals may also
contact Patty Senna at (800) 887-6063 or senna.patty at epa.gov
<mailto:senna.patty at epa.gov> .

For more about activities in EPA Region 6, visit http://www.epa.gov/region6
<http://www.epa.gov/region6> .


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