More than 140 students from throughout Tacoma entered this year’s EnviroChallenger/EnviroKids Earth Day art contest. Elementary and middle school students were asked to illustrate a positive environmental behavior that they’ve learned from the City’s EnviroChallenger educators regarding surface water, wastewater or solid waste.
The themes of the entries received included the 5 Rs, recycling, washing your car on the lawn, picking up trash and protecting storm drains, just to name a few.
Art by each of the nine winners and the honorable mentions will be posted online at www.cityoftacoma.org/envirokids on Earth Day, April 22. Also, a poster showing all of the winning entries will be displayed at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, the Tacoma Nature Center and several City of Tacoma offices.
The winners are:
Grades K-2 Division
- 1st place, Trey Hanson, second grade, Browns Point Elementary School
- 2nd place, Sebastian Bush, kindergarten, Seabury School
- 3rd place, Greta Hodges, first grade, Seabury School
Grades 3-5 Division
- 1st place, Brady Grahe, fifth grade, Lister Elementary School
- 2nd place, Julie Dinh, fifth grade, Lister Elementary School
- 3rd place, Jade Robinett, third grade, DeLong Elementary School
Grades 6-8 Division
- 1st place, Rahman Barika, eighth grade, First Creek Middle School
- 2nd place, Peter Jacobsen, sixth grade, Jason Lee Middle School
- 3rd place, Madalyn Hughes, sixth grade, Visitation Catholic School
Prizes for the nine winners include baseball tickets, zoo admission and environment-themed books sponsored by the Tacoma Rainiers, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and the EnviroChallenger program.