WARRENVILLE, Ill. — Ten finalists have been selected from a pool of nearly 1,600 entries from students nationwide for IC Bus’ America’s Greenest School contest.
Between now and April 2, the public can view entries from the finalists that tout how their schools are committed to being environmentally friendly at www.AmericasGreenestSchool.com and then vote for the school that they feel is most deserving of the title of America’s Greenest School.
The finalists are:
• Clarkstown High School North in New City, N.Y.
• Congers Elementary School in Congers, N.Y.
• Farnsley Middle School in Louisville, Ky.
• Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles
• Kathleen E. Goodwin Elementary School/Old Saybrook Middle School in Old Saybrook, Conn.
• Plummer Motz School in Falmouth, Maine
• South Shore Charter Public School in Norwell, Mass.
• Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, Ohio
• Talbert Middle School in Huntington Beach, Calif.
• Walnut Elementary Education Center in Turlock, Calif.
Entries were judged on creativity and how well they embraced the spirit of their school’s commitment to the environment. The 10 finalist entries include seven videos, two songs and an essay.
“The bar was raised this year in terms of thoughtful, creative entries,” said David Hillman, global marketing director for IC Bus, and a contest judge. “It is clear to us that there are so many students and teachers that make environmental responsibility in schools a daily priority and we’re happy to recognize them for their efforts.”
The winning school will receive a hybrid school bus from IC. The school will also receive a “green” audit from a LEED accredited professional and approximately $20,000 to use toward additional green improvements to the school. The student or students who submitted the winning entry will win or share a $3,000 scholarship.