Just in time to celebrate Earth Day, winners of the Mojave Environmental Education Consortium’s (MEEC) “At Work for a Better World!” Essay Contest along with their families and friends were invited to an awards ceremony at the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District Offices in Lancaster. The nonprofit and MEEC Sponsor Boeing once again joined forces to present the essay contest for students in grades K-12 from throughout the High Desert. Winners of the 500-words-or-less contest received special certificates and gift cards from MEEC, plus a very special gift bag filled with various items from the Boeing Company to celebrate their efforts.
Boeing/MEEC Essay Contest Winners: Front Row: Sara Mills, La Contenta Middle School, Yucca Valley. Back Row (L-R): Ashley Melgoza, George Visual and Performing Arts, Adelanto; Miranda Garibay, Ocotillo Elementary, Palmdale; Isacc Lucatero, Desert Knolls Elementary, Apple Valley; Nathaniel Holmes, Oak Hills High School, Oak Hills; John Popovich, Boeing’s Palmdale Site Leader and Program Support for Flight-Test Value Stream; Evan Downing, Vanguard Preparatory, Apple Valley; Jefferson Stebbins, Gregg Anderson Academy, Palmdale.
Not Pictured: Alejandra Quiroz, Sandia Academy, Apple Valley; Danyel Rodriguez, Sandia Academy, Apple Valley; Annie Leanos, Sandia Academy, Apple Valley; Raymond Gonzalez, Gus Franklin STEM School, Adelanto, Kayson Palmer, Gus Franklin STEM School, Adelanto; Ruben Gonzalez, Daisy Gibson School, Palmdale; Aaron Wood, Oak Hills High School, Oak Hills and Wesley Bianchi, Excelsior Charter School, Victorville.