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© 2006 DC Appleseed

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About the School Contest

Are you a K-12 student at a school located in the District of Columbia? If so, tell us about the District's biggest problems and how you think they should be solved. 
The night of June 12, during pre-game activities, the Washington Nationals Baseball Club will honor the student with the best idea from each grade level--elementary (K-4), middle (5-8), and high school (9-12)--on the field at RFK Stadium before the Nationals play the Colorado Rockies.  The three winners will then get to enjoy the ballgame with their families.  DC Appleseed thanks the Nationals for its generosity.
And the student with the best overall idea will be invited to address the 2006 mayoral candidates at a June 8 mayoral forum.
The school with the highest participation will receive the free installation of a "learning garden" or other green space on school grounds--all thanks to Johnson's Florist and Garden Centers and Michael Espenan from the landscape architecture firm Oehme, van Sweden & Associates.
We will compile your great ideas and present them to the public, government officials, and candidates running in the District's 2006 elections.
This is your chance to have city leaders listen to how you think the city should be run, and to infuse the elections this year with the issues that matter most to you. Make sure your voice is heard!
Submissions must be received no later than May 26, 2006. Winners will be announced on June 5, 2006.


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