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Wantagh And Sachem North High Schools Take Top Honors At The 2012 Long Island Envirothon

225 Students Tested Their Skills at The 14th Annual Long Island Regional Envirothon, a Local Component of the 2012 Envirothon, Sponsored by Canon

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 4, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that five-member teams of students from Wantagh High School and Sachem North High School have won the 2012 Long Island Envirothon. The winning teams were announced on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, following the completion of the day-long event at the Usdan Center for Creative and Performing Arts in Wheatley Heights, New York.

The Long Island Envirothon is one of North America's largest environmental education competitions. Participating students learn about their natural surroundings as well as environmental conservation and sustainable development. Both the Nassau and Suffolk County Soil & Water Conservation Districts coordinate the Long Island Regional Envirothon in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

"Canon would like to congratulate the winning teams and wish them the best of luck in the next round of the Envirothon competition next month," said Bunji Yano, senior director and general manager, Corporate Communications, Canon U.S.A. "It is very reassuring to know there are so many bright students dedicated to the preservation of our natural resources."

This year's focus was on "Nonpoint Source Pollution/Low-Impact Development." 38 teams rotated between subject stations and answered in-depth questions pertaining to this year's topic. The two first-place teams from Nassau and Suffolk Counties received Canon PowerShot cameras and a Canon printer for their schools. The winning teams also received a total of $500 in Scholarships and paid registration and transportation to compete in the New York State Envirothon to be held in May 23-24 at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Winners representing Nassau County from Wantagh High School

Winners representing Nassau County from Wantagh High School

Winners representing Suffolk County from Sachem North High School

Winners representing Suffolk County from Sachem North High School