Walnut Elementary students, along with students from across the nation, were asked to show their classmates, teachers, parents and future generations they really care about the sustainability of the world we live in by entering the 2010 America’s Greenest School Contest.
Mrs. Loomis’ 6th grade class at Walnut Elementary submitted an entry explaining what they’d do if they were in charge of making their school a greener, more eco-friendly place.
Students from all across the nation were allowed to submit an entry in the form of a photo collection, music, a video, an essay, or photos of a diorama, collage or piece of artwork. But no matter what form their message took, it must tell the world how they’d make their school experience the greenest in the country.
The Walnut Elementary students decided to make a video explaining how taking a bus instead of individual car rides would be very cost efficient and of course very green.
The 6th grade class then demonstrated how they used compost soil they made versus man-made fertilizer and how they had a school garden that was pesticide free and organic.
Mrs. Loomis’ class even hit on renewable energy as they plugged their campus solar panels.
The video cast included: Jacob A., Marissa B., Jakob B., Alexis C., Courtnie C., Dominic C., Bobby C., Mady C., Konner D., Conner D., Maddy E., Hanna G., Noelle H., Seth H., Alexis H., Anthony H., Jordyn K., Alexander L., Brandon L., Ben M., Madison M., Jackie S., Trevor S., Chris S., Jacob S., Weston T., Marlee W., Ruobing Z., and Chris D.
It was announced today, March 22, 2010 that Walnut Elementary was picked to be in the top 10 finalists, and now all of America has been invited to vote online for the ultimate champion in the America’s Greenest School Competition.
The winning school district gets an IC Hybrid School Bus, (Valued at $150,000) a concert by The Maine and the class gets $3,000.
The contest is decided by votes on the website where people can vote everyday. With the support of our community TUSD can have a brand new school bus.
Voting began on March 22nd and will continue through April 2, 2010. The winner will be announced the week of April 21st.
Toward the end of the first day of voting, the Walnut Elementary students’ video was in 7th place with nearly 1,100 votes while the first place submission was at over 5,200.