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Goddard high school wins ecology award

October 5, 2015

— A south-central Kansas school has been honored for its efforts to help the environment.

The Wichita Eagle reports the National Wildlife Federation has named Eisenhower High School in Goddard one of its top 10 Eco-Schools. The honor recognizes the school's commitment to wildlife protection, sustainability and environmental education.

Eisenhower High School has built an outdoor classroom, planted about 300 culturally significant plants and become a certified wildlife site and monarch butterfly way station. Last year, students recycled more than 15 tons of paper, 600,000 bottles and 300 pounds of aluminum cans.

Teacher Denise Scribner was instrumental in landing the award and is a state finalist for the Presidential Award of Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Her work also earned the school the Kansas Green School Award in 2014.


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