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2012 Rachel Carson Contestants

EPA's Aging Initiative, Generations United, and the Rachel Carson Council, Inc., the Dance Exchange and the National Center for Creative Aging are pleased to present the finalists for the 6th annual intergenerational dance, photo, essay, and poetry Sense of Wonder contest. All entries were created by a multi-generational team. You are invited to cast your ballot for your favorite entry, only one, in each of the categories. Send your ballot or email with your favorites to aging.info@epa.gov no later than September 24, 2012.

You may also mail your ballot to
Rachel Carson Sense of Water Contest
C/O Kathy Sykes
U.S. EPA (Mail Code 8101R)
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 41284


PHOTOS
(click on the photo to view the written description and enlargement of the photo.)
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Ben age 15,
Trina age 53
Nellie age 44,
Falen age 19
Kelly age 12,
Ae-sook age 43
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Graciela age 10 and
Cathy age 50
Grayson age 12,
Kyle age 43
Irene age 85,
Marcia age 36,
Sarah age 4
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Ramsay age 14,
Kyle age 43
Kim age 49,
Rene age 76
Brian age 15,
Dale age 50
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Rachel Carson Contest - Photography
Varanika age 11,
Prem Chand age 73
Janet age 50,
Ty age 16
Sofie age 7,
and Kim age 49
Previous Winners

2012 Contest

2011 Contest

2010 Contest

2009 Contest

2008 Contest

2007 Contest

ESSAYS
(click on the title to read the essay)
Title

POETRY
(click on the title to read the poem)
Title
Orange River - Calyn age 17 and Cathy age 45
I am Water - Hondah age 45 and Maltiece age 17
Sense of Water - Marcia age 36, Residents of Parker (Avg. age 82) and 4th year class of Child Development Center (Avg. age 4)
Water is Wonderful - Polly age 70, Sha Quayla age 8, and Maria age 48
River and Sea - Samuel age 14 and April age 63
Peaceful Water, Crashing Water - Hari age 10, and Sujatha age 65
Into the Sky - Sophie age 18, and Elizabeth age 29
A Toast to Water - Cody Age 17, and Elizabeth age 29
Speaking Through Thinking - Brett age 18, Elizabeth age 29 and Jessica age 19
Secrets of the Yukon River - Angelina age 8 and Jeanne age 59

MIXED MEDIA
(click on the title to read poem or essay with accompanying photos)
Title
Experiencing Nature - Alisha age 29, Ellen age 83
Sense of Ocean - Hope age 28 and Grace age 7
The Swimming Hole - Kristie age 40 and Madeleine age 14
JCA Project SHARE: Revealing the Wonders of Water (Sunrise Assisted Living residents and St. Mary's School 7th Grade and Kindergarten classes)
Frenchman Bay: Multiple Perspectives - Trillium age 12, Molly age 23, and Ruth age 45
JCA Heyman Interages Center mentors 55+ Joan, Cassie, Emma Sue, Gail and Margaret, and Miladis age 11, Brian age 9, Keylin age 11, Mildred age 10, Misael age 8 and Jordan age 11
Generations - Barbara age 66, Jacob age 3 and Faleria age 38
The Water - Loranika age 11, Sammridhi age 16, and Santosh age 72

DANCE
(click on the title to see the dance performed or described)
Title
Macro Hunt Anthem - Christian age 23, and Akili age 29
Sense of Water - Jessica Age 33, team of elders aged 66-94, team of 10 year-olds

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