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Education Project of the Month Category

Clinton County students lead anti-littering petition drive

Clinton County Middle School students Jana Mullins, Chloe Martin and Olivia Maupin accepted the school’s PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. PRIDE’s Mark Davis (left) presented the plaque, and Judge-Executive Lyle K. Huff congratulated the students on their achievement.

A petition drive to end littering has earned Clinton County Middle School the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. The petition was the brain child of Olivia Maupin, Chloe Martin and Jana Mullins, who are seventh and eighth-graders. They called Judge-Executive Lyle K. Huff and asked him to draft a […]

Young and elderly volunteers plant butterfly garden in Beattyville

Beattyville Elementary School PRIDE Club members with a few of the Lee County Care and Rehabilitation Center who helped plant a butterfly garden

At a truly special event on May 9, Beattyville Elementary School students and residents of the Lee County Care and Rehabilitation Center planted a butterfly garden and released live butterflies at the center, overlooking the Kentucky River near Beattyville.The 19 fourth and fifth graders who participated were members of the BES PRIDE Club, which explores […]

Pikeville High School wins PRIDE award for its garden

Pikeville High School Panther PRIDE Club

Pikeville High School earned the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for its school garden. “Gardening is a practical way to eat well and save money on groceries, so this project is building skills that students can use at home now and throughout their lives,” said PRIDE’s Mark Davis. “Gardening also fosters good […]

Owsley County High’s garden in the spotlight

Mr. Dustin Estridge (Owsley County High School Agriculture Teacher/Co- Coordinator OCHS PRIDE CLUB) and his 5th Period Class along with Sandy Gay (PRIDE Coordinator) and Gary Cornett (OCHS Principal).

Owsley County High School has attracted statewide notoriety for its community garden, and the latest accolade is a PRIDE award for involving students in construction of a new greenhouse.The school’s PRIDE Club and agriculture students are building the benches that will support the growing surfaces in the greenhouse. The hands-on assignment has earned the PRIDE […]

Corbin High School’s Red 95.3 FM goes solar

Corbin High School PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month December 2012

Corbin High School won the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for its solar-powered Red 95.3 radio station. In the front row are students in the Audio Production class: Kaylee Overbey, Makayla Storms, Catherine Crawford, Tanner Broughton and Jesse Hyde. In the back row are Mark Daniels of Corbin […]

Pine Knot Intermediate promotes PRIDE with video

Pine Knot Intermediate School art teacher Page Bryant and students Erin Wilson and Lindsey Jones

Art teacher Page Bryant and students Erin Wilson and Lindsey Jones accepted Pine Knot Intermediate School’s PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award on Nov. 27, 2012. Pine Knot Intermediate School PRIDE Club earned southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. The club created a video to encourage all […]

Russell County’s 4th graders enjoy Eco Adventure at fish hatchery

Kristi Pupak, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery; Jennifer Johnson, PRIDE; Jennifer Hardwick, Russell County Conservation District.

The Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and Russell County Conservation District shared the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for their Outdoor Eco Adventure Day for Russell County’s 4th graders. PRIDE’s Jennifer Johnson (center) presented plaques to Kristi Pupak, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist for the fish hatchery, and Jennifer Hardwick, […]

Laurel Co. Extension hosts 4-H Eco Ed-venture for 738 students

Laurel County 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent Kim Whitson accepted the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award from PRIDE’s Mark Davis.

The Laurel County Extension Service treated 738 students in grades 4-7 to a 4-H Eco EDventures Day, which was named the region’s PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month for September 2012. From Aug. 28 until Aug. 31, teachers brought 28 classes to the JM Feltner 4-H Camp to spend one day at Eco EDventures. […]

Green County High School FBLA leads local recycling

Zack Leftwich, Annette Dangerfield and Emily Green accepted Green County High School FBLA's PRIDE award from Tammie Wilson

For launching an effective recycling campaign, the Green County High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) has earned southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. “The FBLA members reached out to fellow students and the entire community, sharing the reasons to recycle and creating the means […]

Russell County Middle School modifies vending machines to save energy

Russell County Middle School Principal Tonya Adams and teacher Jean Clement

Russell County Middle School won the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for modifying the school’s vending machines to use less energy. The school’s five refrigerated vending machines now power down when there is no motion nearby, thanks to the Vending Miser devices installed on each machine. A Vending Miser uses a wall-mounted […]

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