In a program celebrating student “EcoWarriors,” Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD) partnered with the Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS) to recognize one student from each school in the District who is “actively involved in preventing damage to the environment,” embodying the mission of FoHVOS.
“We are so proud that students in every school are actively making a difference outside our classroom walls,” said Superintendent Thomas Smith. “Our ultimate district goal is to prepare students to be happy, successful, global citizens. Our EcoWarriors prove they are applying lessons they learned in school to improve our earth.”
In addition to receiving certificates and EcoWarrior t-shirts, Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS) will plant a tree in honor of each of the six EcoWarrior winners.
“We are delighted to support the Hopewell Valley Regional School District’s EcoWarrior program and helping to develop the next generation of environmental activists,” said FoHVOS executive director, Lisa Wolff.
Recognized at the May 21 HVRSD Board of Education meeting, EcoWarrior winners are:
- Bear Tavern: Adam Russell
- Central High: Katie Genovesi
- Hopewell Elementary: Megan D’Alessandro
- Stony Brook: Matthew Nguyen
- Timberlane: Harriet Strunk
- Toll Gate: Zelda Houghton
“This is the first time we’ve done the EcoWarrior contest and it has been so well received, we are going to make it an annual event,” added Dr. Smith.
The district EcoWarrior logo was designed by Anne Nixon-Ellery, an HVRSD parent.