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Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary Celebrates First Place Win With Miami HEAT Pep Rally

Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Excellent News Feature and Photo/Video Opportunity
Students, District Staff, Community Members, Burnie, the Miami HEAT Mascot, Miami HEAT Dancers, and Miami HEAT Staff
Pep rally to celebrate school’s first place win in the How Low Can You Go? contest

Thursday, April 9, 2015           

8:30 – 9 a.m.
Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary School
1500 NW 49 Avenue
Lauderhill, FL 33313
The Miami HEAT will join Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary in a pep rally celebrating the school’s first place win for the How Low Can You Go? contest. Lauderhill Paul Turner Elementary placed first in the District for this energy reduction contest and was honored at halftime during the Miami HEAT’s, March 29, 2015, game. This partnership is part of NBA Green Week.
About the How Low Can You Go? Contest
For the second consecutive year, the Miami HEAT challenged Broward County Public Schools to find innovative ways to reduce energy consumption at each campus. Through the green initiative titled “How Low Can You Go?” the Miami HEAT encourages schools to raise environmental awareness of CO2 emissions and educate the facilities about potential financial savings through responsible energy consumption.
Pictured (l-r): Wendell Johnson, assistant principal; Dr. Rosalind Osgood, School Board member; Richard Garrick, Principal; and fifth grade student, JaKayla Ruffin during halftime.



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