Four San Diego County Students win $1000...

Four San Diego County Students win $1000 Scholarships from the San Diego Air & Space Museum & Ford Motor Company Fund

Four San Diego County Students win Green Skills for Life Scholarships

San Diego, 11.16.2010

Four San Diego County Students win $1000 Scholarships from the San Diego Air & Space Museum & Ford Motor Company Fund

San Diego, CA - November 16, 2010 - This year as part of the annual "Green Skills for Life" competition, the San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM) and Ford Motor Company Fund asked San Diego County students the following question: What is one change or action you think you and others could do in your everyday lives in order to make the world a greener place? They could submit their entries as either artwork or a short video. The hundreds of high-quality entries made it a difficult task for the judges to pick, but in the end they selected four outstanding winners who each received a $1000 scholarship from the Ford Motor Company Fund.

"We're delighted to continue our multi-year partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund," said Jim Kidrick, Museum president. "We're reaching more students than ever before, allowing them to showcase their incredible art and film-making skills, and sharing important messages about the environment, all at once."

Congratulations to the following winners:

Art Winners:

Sebastian Razo, 7, from Oceanside, suggests everyone should ride the train or other public transportation when possible to make the world a greener place.

Tori Parker, 15, from El Cajon, knows the importance of trees for a green planet and thinks everyone should plant a tree.

Video Winners:

Timothy Daly, 12, from San Diego, is starting a school garden to help his fellow classmates learn how growing their own food will make them healthier, smarter, and greener.

Adam Hersko-RonaTas, 15, from San Diego, provided some great tips on how to weatherize your home and save not only the planet but money as well.

The winning entries can be viewed at:
http://sandiegoairandspace.org/education/competition.php?id=11

"Green Skills for Life" is part of a wider commitment by both Ford Motor Company Fund and the San Diego Air & Space Museum to drive a brighter future in the San Diego community. To find out more about the work that Ford is doing in the San Diego community, please visit www.sandiegocountyford.com

For more information please call (619) 234-8291 or visit sandiegoairandspace.org

Green Skills for LIfe Competition 2010 Winners

From left: Bob Tarlton, Chair of Ford; San Diego Community Relations Committee, Alan Bean, Apollo 12 (the fourth man to walk on the Moon), Sebastian Razo, Tori Parker, Timothy Daly, Adam Hersko-RonaTas, and Eugene Cernan, Apollo 10 & 17 (the last man to walk on the Moon).

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is California's official air and space museum and education center. The Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and it was the first aero-themed Museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. Currently on display: The Science Of...Aliens, a special exhibition that explores the real possibilities of alien life. Visit www.sandiegoairandspace.org for more information. The Museum is located at 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101. The Museum and gift store are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with admissions until 4:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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