PRESS RELEASE
from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

For more information,contact
Brian McManus (402) 471-4223, or
Jim Bunstock (402) 471-4243
For Immediate Release
August 8, 2013
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Nebraska Students’ Environmental Artwork to be Featured in 2014 “Nebraska: Don’t Waste It” Calendar

The artwork of 13 Nebraska students will be featured in the 2014 “Nebraska: Don’t Waste It!” environmental calendar. The statewide contest is sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) and focuses on the importance of waste reduction, recycling and litter cleanup.

The students whose submissions were selected for the 2014 calendar were invited to a ceremony at the State Capitol on Thursday, August 8, where they were honored by Gov. Dave Heineman and NDEQ Director Mike Linder. Each month, the calendar features one of the 12 winning environmental posters. A 13th winner’s artwork provides the cover for the calendar.

The entry featured on the cover was submitted by Eliza Klein, a fifth grade student from Knickrehm Elementary, Grand Island.

The other 12 winners who are featured in the calendar are:
Catie Tangeman, a sixth grade student from Holy Ghost Catholic, Omaha.
Vince Hartline, a tenth grade student from Fort Calhoun High School, Fort Calhoun.
Davis Ardeano-Arriaza, a first grade student from Fisher’s 24 School, Schuyler.
Haily Asche, a fourth grade student from Gates Elementary School, Grand Island.
Lauren Hebert, a second grade student from MCR Montessori Elementary, Omaha.
Paityn Homan, a third grade student from Morrill Elementary, Morrill.
Jaeden Bunda, a fourth grade student from St. Wenceslaus School, Omaha.
Gage Stutzman, a first grade student from Fisher’s 24 School, Schuyler.
Ashley Hassett, a sixth grade student from Hershey Public, Hershey.
Raden Orton, a second grade student from Keya Paha County School, Springview.
Bailie Vanarsdall, a sixth grade student from Hershey Public, Hershey.
Brook Vaught, an eleventh grade student from Papillion-LaVista South, Papillion.
This is the eighth year that NDEQ has sponsored the contest, and Linder said he continues to be impressed with the number and quality of submissions from across the state.

“We received more than 1,500 entries this year,” Linder said. “These winning entries not only demonstrate the students’ artistic talent, but they also convey important messages about the need to protect our environment.”

Copies of the calendar are available by contacting NDEQ at P.O. Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922, or by sending an e-mail request to NDEQ.moreinfo@nebraska.gov.

Below are photos of the individual contest winners, taken at the Aug. 8 ceremony (photos will be posted Aug. 9). In each photo, Governor Dave Heineman is at left, and NDEQ Director Mike Linder is at right. (Right click on jpg icon and select "Open in New Window." The last photo is a shot of the entire group.)


Student's Name and School
photo
Eliza Klein
a fifth grade student from
Knickrehm Elementary, Grand Island
(See attached file: Eliza_Klein.jpg)
File Size: 558 KB
Catie Tangeman
a sixth grade student from
Holy Ghost Catholic, Omaha
(See attached file: Catie_Tangemann.jpg)
File Size: 564 KB
Vince Hartline
a tenth grade student from
Fort Calhoun High School, Fort Calhoun
(See attached file: Vince_Hartline.jpg)
File size: 567 KB
Davis Ardeano-Arriaza
a first grade student from
Fisher’s 24 School, Schuyler.
(See attached file: Davis_Ardeano-Arriaza.jpg)
Haily Asche
a fourth grade student from
Gates Elementary School, Grand Island
(See attached file: Haily_Asche.jpg)
File Size: 568 KB
Lauren Hebert
a second grade student from
MCR Montessori Elementary, Omaha
(See attached file: Lauren_Hebert.jpg)
File Size: 568 KB
Paityn Homan
a third grade student fro
Morrill Elementary, Morrill
(See attached file: Paityn_Homan.jpg)
File Size: 590 KB
Jaeden Bunda
a fourth grade student from
St. Wenceslaus School, Omaha
(See attached file: Jaeden_Bunda.jpg)
File Size: 544 KB
Gage Stutzman
a first grade student fro
Fisher’s 24 School, Schuyler
(See attached file: Gage_Stutzman.jpg)
File Size: 568 KB
Ashley Hassett
a sixth grade student from
Hershey Public, Hershey
(See attached file: Ashley_Hassett.jpg)
File Size: 580 KB
Raden Orton
a second grade student from
Keya Paha County School, Springview
(See attached file: Raden_Orton.jpg)
File Size: 590 KB
Bailie Vanarsdall
a sixth grade student from
Hershey Public, Hershey
(See attached file: Bailie_Vanarsdall.jpg)
File Size: 579 KB
Brook Vaught
an eleventh grade student from
Papillion-LaVista South, Papillion
(See attached file: Brook_Vaught.jpg)
File Size: 592 KB
Group photo
(See attached file: Group_Photo.jpg)
File Size: 668 KB

SizeFile Name
588 KB Eliza_Klein.jpg
564 KB Catie_Tangemann.jpg
567 KB Vince_Hartline.jpg
570 KB Davis_Ardeano-Arriaza.jpg
568 KB Haily_Asche.jpg
568 KB Lauren_Hebert.jpg
590 KB Paityn_Homan.jpg
544 KB Jaeden_Bunda.jpg
568 KB Gage_Stutzman.jpg
580 KB Ashley_Hassett.jpg
590 KB Raden_Orton.jpg
579 KB Bailie_Vanarsdall.jpg
592 KB Brook_Vaught.jpg
668 KB Group_Photo.jpg