Students sponsored by the Wellington Garden Club were recently recognized for their work.
The club recently visited Binks Forest Elementary School. While there, the club presented Devi Ramprasad with a National Garden Club certificate and check as the winner for Florida first graders for her Smokey Bear poster titled “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires.”
Meanwhile, the U.S. Forest Rangers and Smokey Bear allowed many of the students to practice being a forest ranger by using a pump truck hose in the parking lot.
The following local students were also awarded special recognition at the National Garden Club convention in Grand Rapids, Mich., on May 6:
• National Garden Club Recyclable Sculpture Contest, first place, fourth grade to Maya Melec, sponsored by the Wellington Garden Club.
• National Garden Club “The Frightened Frog” President’s Project, honorable mention to the Wynnebrook Elementary School Junior Garden Club, sponsored by the Wellington Garden Club.
• National Garden Club “The Frightened Frog” President’s Project, certificate of participation to the Wellington Garden Club.
• National Garden Club “The Frightened Frog” President’s Project, honorable mention to Binks Forest Elementary School, sponsored by Wellington Garden Club
At the FAU Green School Recognition Awards luncheon on Wednesday, May 25, Jessica Young, a senior at Palm Beach Central High School, and member of the PBCHS Environmental Club, sponsored by the Wellington Garden Club, was recognized as the Green School student of the year and received a $500 scholarship.
Also at that event, two first-time schools sponsored by the Wellington Garden Club received special recognition. Wynnebrook Elementary was recognized not only as a Green School of Quality, but also received a $250 award for courtyard school enhancements and vegetable gardens made possible financially by a Pratt & Whitney grant. Binks Forest Elementary, a Green School of Excellence winner, received a $250 award for community involvement.
ABOVE: Devi and Nikhil Ramprasad with Smokey Bear.