Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

For Immediate Release:
April 22, 2004  
Contact:
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553

Senator Boxer Announces Anaheim Student As Winner Of Earth Day Poster Contest  

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today announced that fifth grader Zane Elsenheimer of Anaheim in Orange County was a winner of her Earth Day Poster Contest. Eleven posters were honored out of 1,820 entries. Elsenheimer is a student at Nohl Canyon Elementary School.

"I am pleased that so many California students participated in my Earth Day Poster Contest," Boxer stated. "Zane’s use of rich colors made his poster a clear standout. His drawing of our planet, covered with bright green trees and deep blue oceans, helps remind us of the beauty of Earth and the need to protect it. I thank him for his unique, original poster."

For the contest, students were asked to design a poster expressing their interpretation of Earth Day. The entries were judged in four categories: Grades K-2, Grades 3 and 4, Grades 5 and 6, and a Special Day Class category for children with special needs.

Winners will receive a congratulatory letter and certificate of appreciation from Senator Boxer, as well as an American flag flown over the United States Capitol in their honor.

Posters in both the winning and honorable mention categories are currently displayed as part of Senator Boxer’s special Earth Day webpage feature, located at http://boxer.senate.gov/earthday/index.cfm . A link to the Earth Day feature page is also available on the Boxer homepage, http://boxer.senate.gov.