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Competition Opens for President's 1998 Environmental Youth Awards

Release Date: 12/24/1997
Contact Information: For more information contact the Office of External Affairs at (214) 665-2200.

Applications are now being accepted for the President's Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA) competition for 1998, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 announced today. One entrant in Region 6 will win a trip to Washington, D.C. for a student and an adult sponsor in March 1999.

"EPA has sponsored this national competition for students in grades K through 12 since 1971 to promote environmental awareness and positive community involvement. Students in Region 6 have created outstanding projects in the past and we look forward to this year's entries," Acting Regional Administrator Jerry Clifford said.

Three runners-up will receive awards and special recognition at Region Headquarters in Dallas.

To request applications contact EPA Region 6 PEYA Coordinator Pat Baker, Jr, at (800) 887-6063 or write him at 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200 - 6XA, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733