March 27

Arlington County is currently running a Public Service Announcement Contest, asking students how we can make our air cleaner.  A public service announcement is a message to raise awareness and change behavior towards an issue.  The contest is posted on the Exemplary Project bulletin board if you’d like to enter.  So, for this week’s Writing Quest, write a public service announcement that focuses on creating cleaner air through walking or biking to school, bus or mass transit, carpooling and turning off engines when not driving.

Our air is dirty!  Over 5 million kids in the U.S. suffer from asthma.  You can get asthma from dirty air.  Help join us and make our air clean again so that number doesn’t go up.

Written by Corbett T. in Ms. Johnston’s Journeyers.