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6th Annual Earth Day Conference Winners Announced

<p>Dean Nolte Thanks Megan Rodgers, Environmental Club President, for her work on campus and on the Earth Day Conference.</p>

Dean Nolte Thanks Megan Rodgers, Environmental Club President, for her work on campus and on the Earth Day Conference.

<p>Students listening to a student paper session<br />
</p>

Students listening to a student paper session

<p>Mary Cline, third place essay winner, delivered her paper despite her crutches</p>

Mary Cline, third place essay winner, delivered her paper despite her crutches

<p>Poster contest winners with Dr. Roxanne Burns<br />
</p>

Poster contest winners with Dr. Roxanne Burns

<p>Some essay contest winners: Mindy Growe, Mary Cline, Shannon Lester<br />
</p>

Some essay contest winners: Mindy Growe, Mary Cline, Shannon Lester

<p>Justin White delivers his paper<br />
</p>

Justin White delivers his paper

<p>Diedre Puthuff presents a paper about global warming<br />
</p>

Diedre Puthuff presents a paper about global warming

<p>Dr. Burns and speaker, architect Tim Thomas</p>

Dr. Burns and speaker, architect Tim Thomas

<p>Tim Thomas gets his earth day shirt on<br />
</p>

Tim Thomas gets his earth day shirt on

<span style=&quot;font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: black;&quot;>Students listen to presenter Tim Thomas.</span>
Students listen to presenter Tim Thomas.
<p>Roger Greenwalt and Alonzo Spencer talk at the close of the day<br />
</p>

Roger Greenwalt and Alonzo Spencer talk at the close of the day

<p>Roger Greenawalt, owner of Sweet Meadow Farm Drainage, speaks about geothermal heating and cooling<br />
</p>

Roger Greenawalt, owner of Sweet Meadow Farm Drainage, speaks about geothermal heating and cooling

<p>Earth Day is a Family Affair</p>

Earth Day is a Family Affair

  • <p>Dean Nolte Thanks Megan Rodgers, Environmental Club President, for her work on campus and on the Earth Day Conference.</p>
  • <p>Students listening to a student paper session<br />
</p>
  • <p>Mary Cline, third place essay winner, delivered her paper despite her crutches</p>
  • <p>Poster contest winners with Dr. Roxanne Burns<br />
</p>
  • <p>Some essay contest winners: Mindy Growe, Mary Cline, Shannon Lester<br />
</p>
  • <p>Justin White delivers his paper<br />
</p>
  • <p>Diedre Puthuff presents a paper about global warming<br />
</p>
  • <p>Dr. Burns and speaker, architect Tim Thomas</p>
  • <p>Tim Thomas gets his earth day shirt on<br />
</p>
  • <span style=&quot;font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; color: black;&quot;>Students listen to presenter Tim Thomas.</span>
  • <p>Roger Greenwalt and Alonzo Spencer talk at the close of the day<br />
</p>
  • <p>Roger Greenawalt, owner of Sweet Meadow Farm Drainage, speaks about geothermal heating and cooling<br />
</p>
  • <p>Earth Day is a Family Affair</p>

KSUEL Announces Winners

Dr. Patti Swartz | 05/16/2011
Kent State University East Liverpool Campus awarded prizes in three categories for essays and for posters at the April 30 6th Annual Earth Day Environmental Justice Conference.

Kent State University East Liverpool Campus awarded prizes in three categories for essays and for posters at the April 30 6th Annual Earth Day Environmental Justice Conference.

Winners in the eco-feminist essay category are Tabitha Rockhold, first place, for "My Take on How People Perceive Nature"; Mindy Growe, second place, for "All Terrain Vehicles: A Serious Threat"; and Matthew Beatty, third place, for "The Air We Breathe."

Winners in the science essay category are Paige Travis, first place, for "Organic Farming: What It Is and How It Benefits the Environment"; Mary Cline, second place, for "Nuclear Disaster"; and Sean Green, third place, for "Pesticides: The True Pests."

Winners in the personal essay category are Aaron Wolfe, first place, for "Territory and Ownership"; Shannon Lester, second place, for "Why Does the Indian Cry?" and Nathan Schonhut, third place, for "Paradise."

Poster contest winners are Dena Bentz, first place, for "Hydroponics"; Brandon Lehnert, second place, for "Dirty Dozen"; and Kelsey Rickerd, third place, for "What Are You Eating?"

Honorable Mentions in the essay contests are (ecofeminist) Tenya Mortimer for "Life on Earth Contaminate"; Tara Jobe for "So Far From God"; (science) Carly Warnock for "Predator and Prey"; Sarah Ferguson for "Factory Farming"; Thomas Buckius for "Oil Spills"; Lisa Johnson for "Effects of Radiation: Atomic Café and Beyond"; Ashley Craig for "Sootfall and Fallout"; (personal) Joshualee Hackney for "Environmental Encounters"; Amanda Geer for "DDT"; and David Bennett for "Appalachia."

Alonzo Spencer, a friend of the campus and community, judged the poster contest.Judges for the contests were Dr. Karen Boyle (East Liverpool Campus), Prof. Karen Kotrba (Trumbull Campus), Prof. James Fantone (East Liverpool Campus), and Alonzo Spencer.

Dr. Roxanne Burns, Biology, and Dr. Patti Swartz, English, coordinate the conference which is sponsored by the KSUEL Campus and the campus Environmental Club.

Bookstore prize certificates in the amounts of $75.00, $50.00, and $35.00 are awarded to the top three essays in each category and the top three posters.