CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NOMINEES!
And thank you to everyone that nominated these exceptional organizations!
- CHS National Honors Society
- LDS Church Youth Group
- Washington State School Retirees Association
ORGANIZATION AWARD WINNERS
The DECA program is a business and marketing program at CHS, that teaches students the different aspects of business networking and management through multiple community projects. These projects are not only designed to help educate students about the world of marketing, but also get kids involved in the community, and help make it a better place. Such projects include the Spike for the Cure/Brest Cancer Awareness project, which has generated over $20,000 over its six year existence to the Gina Quesenberry Foundation to support breast cancer patients. The Happy Kids Backpack project is another movement by the DECA program that involves sending backpacks and other school supplies over to Africa to give children the materials they need to go to school.
The primary goal of the JROTC program is to teach high school students the importance of service, leadership, and above all, how to become a better citizen. There are many kids who find the program as a safe haven; a place where they can be accepted for who they are. The program teaches students to be kind, unselfish, hard-working, and responsible, as well as many other characteristics that are vital for success later in life. The Clarkston High School JROTC program prides itself on giving back to the community, and building better citizens within high school students. The program accomplishes on average 1300 hours of community service each year, with around 75-80 kids involved in the program.
Nominated by Judi Akers, Parkway Elementary teacher
Master Gardener Deloris Junger-Davisson saw a need to improve the long-term quality of life of the children living in her county and wrote a grant to create the “Sustainable Kids-Sustainable Garden” program. The program targeted youth obesity, diabetes and other nutrition related diseases. Using a science-based curriculum, Master Gardeners taught 100 fourth and fifth grade how to grow fruits and vegetables and to make healthy food choices. “Sustainable Kids-Sustainable Garden” program connects gardening to food and health and makes a lasting impact on the lives of the children in her community. The Master Gardeners design and teach weekly lessons to 4th grade youth at Parkway Elementary School on how to grow their own garden.