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Winning Scholars in The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s Annual Eco Hero Essay Contest

are Recognized with a Whale Watching Excursion

DANA POINT, CALIF. – May 12, 2016 – The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s Eco-Adventure Center joined with Capistrano Unified School District in celebration of Earth Day. Fifth grade scholars were invited to submit a 300 to 500 word essay, piece of art or Public Service Announcement on “What it means to be an Eco Hero.”  Fifteen essays were selected and the winning scholars were recognized with a Whale Watching Excursion hosted by Dana Wharf Whale Watching on Saturday, April 23.

Winning scholars include:

  1. Sophie Andersen, John S. Malcom Elementary School
  2. Brenden Bellavia, John S. Malcom Elementary School
  3. Mallory Brunner, Bathgate Elementary School
  4. J.R. Cifone, John S. Malcom Elementary School
  5. Acey Evangelista, Tijeras Creek Elementary School
  6. Luck Flinn, John S. Malcom Elementary School
  7. Agatha Ford, John S. Malcom Elementary School
  8. Olivia Henchel, Bathgate Elementary School
  9. Zoe Hendon, John S. Malcom Elementary School
  10. Brynna Kehlet, Tijeras Creek Elementary School
  11. Talia Penzell, John S. Malcom Elementary School
  12. Leila Rooney, John S. Malcom Elementary School
  13. Madison Roth, Tijeras Creek Elementary School
  14. Camille Treichler, John S. Malcom Elementary School
  15. Kaitlin Van DerVeen, John S. Malcom Elementary School

 

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About the Eco-Adventure Center
Dedicated to showcasing Southern California’s natural wonders, the Eco-Adventure Center offers unique excursions that showcase the local surroundings. Children of all ages can learn about the whales that migrate past the resort on a whale watching adventure, discover the native fish and underwater creatures on a snorkel excursion, or experience riding the waves during a body boarding activity. Expert naturalists guide guests on a variety of programs that help them gain insights about the environment while also having fun.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel sits perched atop a seaside bluff with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and more than three miles of sandy beach. The resort continues to redefine the guest experience by creating distinctive, unforgettable, and #EpicMemories that are presented against an extraordinary backdrop. For more information or reservations call 800-241-3333, the hotel directly at 949-240-2000, a travel professional or visit www.ritzcarlton.com.