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 Hidden Hills Student As Winner Of Earth Day Poster Contest  

Washington, DC—U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today announced that second grader Cynthia Matsumura of Hidden Hills in Los Angeles County was one of 11 winners of her Earth Day Poster Contest. Eleven posters were honored out of 1,820 entries. Matsumura is a student at Round Meadow Elementary School.

"I am pleased that so many California students participated in my Earth Day Poster Contest," Boxer stated. "Cynthia created a wonderful poster illustrating the beauty of our planet. Her marvelous work reminds us of the importance of protecting our environment and its habitants. I congratulate her and thank her for helping us celebrate Earth Day."

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.