South Plantation High School Honored for "Green Initiatives"

Created: 5/18/2010 9:19:07 AM Updated: 12:00:00 AM

South Plantation High School was honored during the Papa Johns Pizza Orgullo de Nuestra awards luncheon held Friday, May 14th at Jungle Island in Miami. Students in the school’s Environmental Science and Everglades Restoration Magnet program were grand prize winners of $4,000 that will be used to continue their “green” initiatives.

Brandsmart USA and Univision 23 selected South Plantation High School for the award for its successful incorporation of environmental education and “green” initiatives into its curriculum. Students from South Plantation High serve as ER Ambassadors visiting elementary schools and taking part in community events to teach children and adults about the importance of protecting the earth. Earlier this year, students at South Plantation High were champions of the Fairchild Challenge and national champions of the Dell-Winston Solar Car Challenge.

Also honored during the event was Deepa Luka, a student at Miramar High School. Luka was one of six students from Broward and Miami-Dade recognized for academic excellence and community service. She was awarded tuition reimbursement from Miami Dade College, $2,000 from Publix, $1,000 from Papa Johns and a $1,500 gift card from BrandsMart USA. Four other students were recognized for demonstrating academic growth in spite of significant challenges.
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