OPEI awards elementary students
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s Research and Education Foundation and Scholastic has announced the winners of TurfMutt’s national “Be a Backyard Superhero” contest. Each of the grand prize winners will receive a $5,000 grant to improve the yards and green spaces at their respective schools.
The K-2 grand prize winner is Ali Tomlinson of Playa Vista, California and the grade 3-5 grand prize winner is Kashvi Ramani, of Ashburn, Virginia.
Tomlinson attends Playa Vista Elementary school. Her entry was “Teamwork Makes The Dream Work,” a story about how TurfMutt and the outdoor powers saved a neighborhood. Ramani attends Belmont Station Elementary school. Ramani’s entry was an original rap song, “Outdoor Saviors.”
Both check presentations will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Fifty runners-up in in each grade level will each receive a book from Scholastic.