North Carolina Students Participate in Air Quality IQ Contest

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 12:00 am

More than 20 North Carolina students were recognized this week for projects that focus attention on air quality issues across the state. Sheila Holman, director of the state Division of Air Quality, presented awards for the agency’s annual AQ-IQ contest at a ceremony in Asheville.

“Seventh-grade students from across the state worked in groups of up to four to make a poster, game, video or artistic project that highlighted an air quality problem and proposes a solution to that problem,” Holman said while presenting the awards at the Western North Carolina Air Quality Agency in Asheville.

In the photo below, Holman presents the award for First Place poster to (R-L) Emma Aanonsen, Ellery Parmenter and Maya Fleagle of Evergreen Community Charter School in Asheville. Their teacher was Jason Carter (not shown).

The complete list of award winners include:

Artistic Projects

1st Place – Acid Rain, Elenie Lazaro and Lily Caldwell, from Waynesville Middle School; teacher, Patrice McCoy

2nd Place - Collage on Air Pollution, Julia Reed, Hendersonville Middle School; teacher, Bill Shisler

3rd Place (tie) – Acid Rain, Zee Prince, Hendersonville Middle School; teacher, Peggy Aubrey.

The Effects of Air Pollution, Augusta Haywood, Isabella Pyles and Katherine Lawson, Hendersonville Middle School; teacher, Peggy Aubrey.

Games

1st – AQI Mystery, Leah Morrissey, Cane Creek Middle School; teacher, Karen King

2nd – Taking Steps to a Better World, Caleb Raper, Cane Creek Middle School; teacher, Karen King

3rd – Air Heads, Wilton Graves, Cane Creek Middle School; teacher, Karen King

Posters

1st – Fresh vs. Fowl, Ellery Parmenter, Emma Aanonsen and Maya Fleagle, Evergreen Community Charter School; teacher, Jason Carter

2nd – Car Exhaust and How It Effects the Environment, Tim Barham, Cane Creek Middle School; teacher, Karen King

3rd (tie) – Toxic Air Pollution, Emma Hendricks and Gracie Glance, Waynesville Middle School; teacher, Patrice McCoy.

World Crisis, Emko Kottwitz, Evergreen Community Charter School; teacher, Jason Carter.

Videos

1st – Industrial Air Pollution and Its Problems, Clara Hockenberry and Sophie Tanker, Hendersonville Middle School; teacher, Peggy Aubrey

2nd – Go Green or Stay Home, Eli Dowler and Jennings Yoder, Cane Creek Middle School; teacher, Karen King

3rd – Air Pollution Can Come to a Solution, Daniela Ayala, Hendersonville Middle School; teacher, Bill Shisler