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Environmental awareness pays for Texas fifth-graders

Luminant launches 2010 scholar environmental essay-writing competition

DALL AS—For the past two years, fifth-grade students across Texas have demonstrated creative environmental conservation ideas – from community recycling programs to planting neighborhood tree farms – as part of the Luminant Scholar Program. This year, Luminant is asking them to think of their most innovative solutions yet.

Through the Luminant Scholar Program, fifth-graders in select Texas public school districts will have an opportunity to draft a one-page essay answering the question “How can I help protect the environment?” Students will share their ideas on environmental conservation and learn how they can improve it – with the authors of the top essays awarded scholarships for their future education.

“For a third year, Luminant will bring its essay-writing competition into fifth-grade classrooms and challenge even more students to think of ways of protecting our environment,” said Phil Wilson, senior vice president of public affairs at Luminant. “Through this program, we hope that students will be inspired to take action, bring environmental awareness into their communities and continue learning through the scholarships and grants we will award.”

Award ceremonies w ill be scheduled throughout the end of the year, during which one winner from each district will be awarded a $1,000 United States Savings Bond. The winning student’s school will then be eligible to win a $5,000 grand prize, awarded at the conclusion of this year’s program.

For more information on the Luminant Scholar Program and to view last year’s grand prize winning essays, visit http://luminant. com/scholar/.


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