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BCPS Second Annual P3 Eco Challenge Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Outstanding Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) environmental stewards were celebrated at the second
P3 Eco-Challenge Awards Ceremony held on May 14, 2014, at the Long Key Nature Center in Davie.  All nominees live up to what P3 means – Preserving our Planet for Posterity – through their efforts to recycle, garden, create sustainable initiatives and volunteer in community outreach to preserve our planet’s resources for now and the future. 
The awards ceremony celebrated schools and individuals for their environmental accomplishments.  Congratulations to the following award winners:
  • Administrator: Harold “Chip” Osborn, Principal of Walter C. Young Middle School
  • Students: Rachel Supnick (Manatee Bay Elementary), Kelby Drews (Driftwood Middle), and Jasmin Ouseph (West Broward High)
  • Educators: Nancy McElligott (Wingate Oaks Center), Colleen Dietz (Driftwood Middle), and Gustavo Junco (West Broward High)
  • Volunteer from New River Middle: Dana Martin
BCPS school awards included six categories and schools were eligible for the grand prize of $2,000 for competing in all categories.   The overall school winner for the $2,000 prize was New River Middle School and the runner-up for the $1,000 prize was Lake Forest Elementary School.   In the individual school categories, with a $500 prize, Peters Elementary School won in the School Grounds Enhancement category and Driftwood Middle School for School Sustainability.  Other category winners were: Maplewood Elementary School for Curriculum Integration, Bright Horizons School for Community Involvement, Forest Hills Elementary School for Administrative Support and Welleby Elementary School for Innovation/Special Projects.  All school nominees were presented with small cash prizes or in-kind contributions from the sponsors.  A complete list of winners, prizes and nominees can be found at http://stem.browardschools.com/p3/p3-results/.

The Broward P3 Eco-Challenge initiative is a multi-divisional and organizational effort among BCPS STEM and Instructional Resources Department, Instruction and Interventions Division, Physical Plant Operations Division and Information & Technology Department, along with Broward County Natural Resources Planning and Management Division and the Environmental Education Council of Broward County.

For more information on the P3 Eco-Challenge, contact Dr. Jeanine Gendron, director of STEM and Instructional Resources, at jeanine.gendron@browardschools.com.

Pictured Above: P3 Awards ceremony attendees being entertained by Lanny "Earthman" Smith, who spoke about the importance of environmental stewardship.

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