Seven San Diego County Students Selected...

Seven San Diego County Students Selected to Receive Scholarships from the San Diego Air & Space Museum & Ford Motor Company Fund

San Diego, 11.13.2011

San Diego, CA - November 14, 2011 - 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? A new question was introduced this year, which asked how the United States military could reduce their carbon bootprint for a greener earth. For both categories, students submitted their answers in the form of original artwork or video. The hundreds of high-quality entries made judging a challenge, but seven outstanding winners were selected to receive scholarships from the Ford Motor Company Fund. "We're delighted to continue our multi-year partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund," said Jim Kidrick, San Diego Air & Space Museum president. "We're allowing students to showcase their incredible film-making and artistic skills, and sharing important messages about conserving vital resources right in their own neighborhoods and everyday lives."

Congratulations to the following winners:

Art Winners:
Paxton Stolper, 9, portrays how the United States army has been effectively recycling and that we should follow their lead.
Athena Tsai, 10, suggests that everyone should recycle paper on a regular basis and shows how this action can help our environment.
Maya Lakshman, 15, illustrates several ways that the United States military can initiate green energy initiatives.
Shauna Jellison, 17, realizes the importance of embracing the concept of reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Video Winners:
Rohan Marsters, 10, shows us how we can use less water at the beach using common products found in hardware stores.
Ulysse Carrion, 15, exposes the threat of vampire energy draw and how we can reduce this in our homes.
Joshua Marsters, 15, suggests a new and safer way for the United States military to insulate their buildings.

The winning entries can be viewed by clicking here.

"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

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

From left to right: Joshua Marsters, Si Robin, Ulysse Carion, Linden Blue, Rohan Marsters, Bob Mitchell, Maya Lakshman, Jim Vella, Paxton Stolper, Shauna Jellison, and Athena Tsai.

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: SPACE: A Journey To Our Future, produced by Evergreen Exhibitions and presented in collaboration with NASA, this dynamic, multimedia exhibit looks back into the history of aeronautics and examines the many unknown questions of existence posed by future space exploration. 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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