Lawton Youth Dream about Earth Day 2020
On Earth Day 2010, Lawtoninfo.com partnered with Lawton Public Schools on a project called “Earth Day 2020” or “Lawton 2020”. The purpose of this joint project was to give children as young as Kindergarten through grade 12 to voluntarily write their thoughts and dreams and visions about what the Earth and/or the City of Lawton would be like on Earth day 2020 10 years in the future. The contest produced many interesting papers that produced winners in the mentary schools, Junior High schools (7-9 at that time) and High schools. The individuals that wrote these papers and drew these pictures have grown up and many are likely no longer living in the area, but the papers were retained and are available to view. How close did they come to the truth? Likely, no one predicted a global pandemic, but their thoughts and insightfulness are valuable to reflect upon. These papers are anonymous but maybe someone may recognize them. Here's to hoping that they will be of interest!