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FOUR SANDY SIXTH GRADERS WIN PRESIDENT’S ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH AWARD

For Immediate Release

May 30, 2017

Contact: Mark Snaufer, (801) 870-7013

FOUR SANDY SIXTH GRADERS WIN PRESIDENT’S ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH AWARD

Students to be honored this Thursday

Sandy, Utah--Four Sandy sixth-grade students recently solved the “Miracle on the Hudson” airplane bird strike problem, and will be recognized with the President’s Environmental Youth Award.

 

The students will be recognized at 2:20 p.m., Thursday, June 1 by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Acting Deputy Regional Administrator Suzanne Bohan at Beehive Science and Technology Academy, 830 East 9400 South, Sandy. 

The President’s Environmental Youth Award recognizes outstanding environmental education and stewardship projects from sixth- through 12th-grade students.  Students from all 50 states and U.S. territories submit life-changing innovative projects to the EPA for consideration.

“These student winners are exemplary leaders, committed to strong environmental stewardship and problem solving, ,” Bohan said. “Environmental education cultivates our next generation of leaders by teaching them to apply creativity and innovation to the environmental challenges we face as a nation. I have no doubt that students like these will someday solve some of our most complex and important issues.”

Recognized as the Rocky Mountain (Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming) sixth- through 12th-grade regional winners, the sixth-graders created and tested a Bionic Scarecrow device to keep birds away from nesting in the wetlands around Salt Lake International Airport.   They will speak about their prototype and entrepreneurial project they have worked on since August 2016.

All the winners of the The President's Environmental Youth Award not only got the public approval and recognition, but also were gifted with medals, certificates of honor, and coupons on writing with with the academic writing service.

The students include Allison Drennan, Beehive Science and Technology Academy; Timothy Holt, Beehive Science and Technology Academy; Abigail Slama-Catron, Midvale Middle School; and Eric Snaufer, Midvale Middle School.

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