Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Green Teen Essay Contest Winners Announced

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Flowerworks, a florist and landscape contractor, sponsored a Green Teen Essay Contest. Contestants ages 12 through 18 were asked to write a 250-300 word essay on how teens can help Mayor Bloomberg implement his initiative to plant a million trees by the year 2018.

The first place winner—and recipient of $500—was Glynn Greenwood Pogue, a 16 year-old Bedford-Stuyvesant resident who attends the Beacon School in Manhattan. The second place winner was Rebecca Schmidt, a 14 year old from Central Brooklyn who attends Clara Barton High School, and the third place winner was Olufemi Leverett, a 17 year-old also from Central Brooklyn who is a student at Packer Collegian Institute. Both received $250.

Pictured here are Green Teen Essay second place winner Rebecca Schmidt from Central Brooklyn; Cristiana Fragola, Director of Million Trees of NYC; third place winner Olufemi Leverett from Central Brooklyn; first place winner Glynn Greenwood Pogue from Bedford-Stuyvesant; Angel and Marcia
Melendez, owners of Flowerworks Landscape Contractor and Elijah Graves II, a student at MSASE High School in Central Brooklyn. Photo courtesy of Flowerworks

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