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Earth Day high school essay contest deadline nears

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action is sponsoring a high school Earth Day essay contest during the month of April for youth in grades nine through twelve attending school or homeschooling in the region. Submissions must be received by April 30.

The essay contest requires two steps. First, students will complete an online, interactive carbon footprint calculator activity, with specific instructions provided.

Second, students will respond to the essay prompt, which references the activity. Teachers are invited to use the online activity and writing prompt in their classrooms this April leading up to Earth Day. Students can also enter independently.

A panel of MOVCA members will award prizes to the top three essay submissions, with the first prize amount of a $100 Grand Central Mall gift card. Additional prize information, along with full activity instructions, full essay prompt, and contest details are located at ecosparkmov.org or by emailing MOVCA’s Program Coordinator at angiemovca@gmail.com.

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