Congratulations to the Winners of the Go Green Youth Challenge!

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The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Go Green Youth Challenge!  This year’s program featured two very different components, but had one unified message – celebrating the benefits of trees.

The original Go Green Youth Challenge was a fundraising contest.  Teams collected money in any way they could think of in order to raise funds to plant trees in Michigan.  This year, through school participation and sponsorships, this program raised over $16,824 to fund tree plantings.

Congratulations to the Grand Prize winner of the Go Green Youth Challenge fundraiser – the Smith Middle School Ecology Club from Troy.  Together they raised $250!

The 2013 Challenge was different because the program also included a Creative Writing Contest.  Students K-12 were invited to submit a short piece of writing expressing what trees meant to them.  We had a total of 479 contest entries from across the state!  Congratulations to the top entries and Thank You to everyone who participated.

Grand Prize Winner – Nathaniel C. from Bloomfield Twp.


First – Mattye T. from Beverly Hills

Second – Anna R. from Northville

Third – Sophia W. from Beverly Hills


First – Julianna K. from Oakland

Second – Jessica R. from Perry

Third – Kayla D. from St. Johns


First – Jordon M. from Brooklyn

Second – Ellen Z. from Troy

Third – Zach C. from Northville

We hope you enjoyed this year’s contest.  Be on the lookout next spring for another chance to participate!

Thank You for making Michigan greener


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