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Newsletter June 2013 pg2

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P3 Awards Ceremony (continued from  page 1)

 Students wait in anticipation for the winner of the award for their category to be announced.

Students wait in anticipation for the winner of the award for their category to be announced.

Many dignitaries, event sponsors, and guests were on hand to help make the P3 Eco-Challenge Awards Ceremony  a success. Jim Jackson, former host and executive producer of “Radio Green Earth”, a syndicated weekly radio program focusing on Florida’s natural life and the major environmental issues affecting Floridians served as the emcee for the event. Welcoming remarks were provided by School Board Member Nora Rupert and Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Director of Broward County's Natural Resources Planning and Management Division and a recent recipient of President Obama’s “Champion of Change”.

Roxanne Paul, Senior Coordinator for Community and Volunteer Outreach for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), one of this year’s sponsors, congratulated the Broward County Public School System for becoming the first in the nation to receive system-wide National Wildlife Federation Certification in July 2012 and talked about NWF’s Eco-Schools program. Shannon Estenoz, Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives for the US Department of Interior, was the keynote speaker and focused her remarks to the students in the audience, encouraging them to participate in civic engagement and promotion of environmental stewardship at school, at home, and throughout their communities.

Following the keynote speech, Broward County Public School Superintendent Robert Runcie and School Board Member Ann Murray presented winning students, administrators, educators, volunteers, and schools with cash and in-kind prizes worth over $20,000, including certificates, trophies, tablets, and classroom programming for their efforts to promote and implement environmentally sustainable measures.

(Additional pictures and full list of winners can be found on pages 6-8)

   

Administration and staff from Silver Ridge Elementary School in Davie receive a $2,000 check from Superintendent Runcie as  winners of the Elementary School top prize.

Under the leadership of Paul Morton, the  Driftwood Middle School Jazz performed music to entertain the attendees, prior to the official start of the P3 ceremony.

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