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Fifth- and sixth-graders at Molokai's Kualapuu School celebrated Earth Day yesterday with an award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their "exceptional work and commitment to the environment."
Eleven-year-old Hannah Teves of Hoolehua traveled to San Francisco with her father, Glenn, to accept the 2003 Environmental Achievement Award on behalf of her classmates at a ceremony yesterday.
As part of the school's PRISM program, the students started a school recycling program, launched curbside recycling in three areas of Molokai, wrote a newspaper column and testified in favor of the state's bottle bill.
"Their efforts exemplify the grassroots spirit of Earth Day and serve as models for communities around Hawaii, the nation and the world," said U.S. Rep. Ed Case (D-Rural Oahu and Neighbor Islands.)
PRISM stands for Providing Resolutions with Integrity for a Sustainable Molokai. Vicki Newberry, Dara Lukonen and Leila Elia teach the PRISM program.
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