JACKSON, Miss.,- Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leading and recognized champion of environmental preservation, will extend its support of the Canon Envirothon environmental competition for high school students for a sixth year, continuing to serve as the title sponsor of the event through 2002. Keith Paglen, manager of Cause Marketing and Philanthropy, Canon U.S.A., revealed the company's intentions at a press conference here to kick off activities for the 2001 Canon Envirothon, which will take place at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi, July 24 - July 29. Mississippi Governor Ronnie Musgrove also participated in the Envirothon kick-off, hosted by the Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts.
"The Canon Envirothon is a gem, offering students a unique approach to environmental study, problem solving and teamwork," said Paglen. "Environmental education is one of Canon's top philanthropic priorities, so we're delighted to fund this fast-growing competition."
The Canon Envirothon is the largest high school environmental competition in North America. The Canon Envirothon represents the third and final round in a competition that begins in early spring in communities across the United States and Canada. More than 500,000 students compete in local Envirothon contests. Local winners move on to state and provincial competitions, where they vie for the chance to participate in the Canon Envirothon. Winning teams are selected by environmental professionals, including university professors, soil and water conservation scientists, game biologists and wetlands specialists.
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