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Carroll Student and Supervisor Receive Environmental Awards

Release Date: 6/3/2010 9:54:28 AM

A student and supervisor from the Carroll County Public School System were among the recipients of the 2010 Environmental Awareness Awards presented by the Carroll County Commissioners and the Carroll County Environmental Advisory Council. These awards recognize individuals and businesses in the community who have made a difference by instituting or forwarding positive environmental thought and action.
Kelly Smith, a sixth grade student at West Middle School, received the student award for her efforts to increase recycling at the school. West Middle is now seeing a significant decrease in the amount of waste generated during lunch shifts. In addition, the sixth grade has begun composting and the soil created will be used in the school’s rain garden.
Cindy Eckenrode, Supervisor of Elementary Education, received an award in the individual category. She was recognized for her work to create curriculum at each primary grade level, conduct pilot programs, and apply for grants to fund schoolyard projects. This will allow Carroll County elementary students to learn about the environment and practice the lessons they have been taught.
The award winners received plaques and will have trees planted in their honor at Bear Branch Nature Center.

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