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Students cited: Coast Day essay and video contest winners recognized

Students cited:  Coast Day essay and video contest winners recognized

The winners of two Coast Day contests for Delaware school kids were honored during a ceremony at the University of Delaware event, held Sunday, Oct. 2, at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.

Coast Day, sponsored by UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) and the Delaware Sea Grant College Program, highlights the role of coastal resources in benefiting public health, supporting the economy, and providing for everyday needs. With that in mind, both contests asked students to reflect on this year’s theme, “It’s About You,” and explore what they like most about Delaware’s coast and propose ideas for protecting it.

Shea Sweeney, a student in Marilyn Vallejo’s class at St. Ann School in Wilmington, took first prize in the Fifth-Grade Essay Contest. She wrote about the Brandywine River and ways to protect it. (full article)