Coastal Breeze News just can’t stop celebrating Earth Day! Even if it means making a mistake to do so. In our last edition, we posted the winners of the “One Billion Acts of Green” contest for Manatee Middle School. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students provided 140 entries in the forms of poems, posters, projects and papers all celebrating Earth Day and giving insight into ways in which we can help save the planet.
Seventh Grade First Place Winner, Lourdes Barajas, dazzled judges and readers with her play pertaining to Earth Day. Unfortunately, Coastal Breeze attached the wrong name to her work. We truly apologize to Lourdes and wish to re-share her Earth Day inspired play, “Changing Others.”
First Place 7th Grade
Student Name: Lourdes Barajas
Scene # 1
Narrator: Lisa is a girl who wants to help the world with her best friend, Larry, but John and Marry don’t agree. Lisa and Larry still try to change their minds and by doing that they will show them what happens when they don’t go green.
Lisa: (Walks up to Marry and waves) Hey Marry
Marry: Hey (takes a sip from her drink)
Lisa: What you got there?
John and Larry: (Walk up to Lisa and Marry and both say) Hey Guys
Lisa and Marry: Hey
John: What are you guys doing?
Marry: Just talking
Larry: (Nods to Lisa)
Lisa: (Nods back)
Larry: Hey guys you want to see something?
John: (Frowns) Is it something about going green?
Larry: No come on
John: Fine lets go
Scene # 2
Narrator: They all went to an abandoned place to explore
Marry: Gross this is what you wanted to show us Larry?
John: I would hate to live in this dump
Lisa: Well, this is population
Larry: And this is what will happen to earth if we don’t go green
John: No way
Larry: Yes way
Marry: So I guess you guys were right
Lisa: Yup so …
Larry: Are you guys going to change?
Marry: Yes definitely
John: Of course
Narrator: John and Marry changed their minds and started participating in acts of green with Lisa and Larry