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May 5, 2010
News Article: Lynchburg City Schools

Lynchburg City School fifth graders swept the state's Arbor Day fifth grade poster contest. O'Shea Nowlin, from R. S. Payne Elementary School, came in first place with his artistic rendition of this year's theme "Trees are Terrific and Energy Wise". Lexi Mullin from Perrymont Elementary won 2nd place in the state and the state's third place winner was Olivia Deddens from Bedford Hills Elementary School.

O'Shea will be honored during the city's Arbor Day celebration at R. S. Payne on Monday, May 10, 2010. At that celebration the Director of Education and Public Programs from the Virginia Museum of Natural History will talk about the importance of the poster contest.

The contest is put on by the Arbor Day Foundation. The winners of each state competed in a national competition in which a student from Alabama won.