Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pikeville High School Earns PRIDE Award

  • {Pikeville, Kentucky}...The Pikeville High School Panther PRIDE Club has earned southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for educating their community about why and how to recycle. The PRIDE Club, which has 90 members in grades 7-12, spent months planning a local celebration of America Recycles Day, which is sponsored annually on November 15th by Keep America Beautiful. The club led four activities that promoted recycling. They arranged for Pikeville Mayor Frank Justice and Pike County Judge-Executive Wayne Rutherford to sign a proclamation supporting America Recycles Day and recycling efforts in Pikeville and Pike County. Club members and AP Environmental Science students visited Pikeville Elementary School to teach a lesson on recycling for all 5th and 6th graders. Club president, Taryn Cantrell, and the sponsor, Kelly Scott, spoke to the public through interviews on the radio stations of East Kentucky Broadcasting, where they shared with the audiences the importance of recycling, as well as how and where to recycle locally. From 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. on November 15th, the PRIDE Club set up information booths at Food City and Velocity Market where students handed out local recycling information and promotional items from America Recycles Day, Pike County Solid Waste and PRIDE. PRIDE’s Mark Davis says he commends the students and their sponsor, Kelly Scott, for coordinating such a comprehensive outreach campaign.