McGehee High School EAST students win in the Lexus Environmental Challenge

   

McGehee High School EAST students win in the Lexus Environmental Challenge
8/9/2013 3:47:24 PM

McGehee High School EAST students recently entered their collaborative Bayou Bartholomew project into the Lexus Environmental Challenge Contest. The Lexus Environmental Challenge is a nationwide education program and contest about the environment that empowers teens to create a better world.

Click to enlargeMcGehee High School EAST students recently entered their collaborative Bayou Bartholomew project into the Lexus Environmental Challenge Contest. The Lexus Environmental Challenge is a nationwide education program and contest about the environment that empowers teens to create a better world. Through this program, middle and high school students can participate in four initial environmental challenges about land, water, air, and climate.

Click to enlargeTeams made up of 5 to 10 students and one teacher-advisor will define an issue, make a plan to address the issue, implement the plan, and report on the results within an online Action Plan. To accompany their efforts, teams will be encouraged to provide visual documentation in a variety of media including digital photos, digital videos, Web pages, and PowerPoint presentations.  All winning teams from the initial four challenges will be invited to participate in the Final Fifth Challenge, where teams will develop a program with the potential to change the world.  The MHS EAST students entered the first challenge, Land, and they were selected as one of sixteen prize winning teams from across the nation.  They won $3,000.00.  The first $500.00 goes to the EAST Lab to be used for educational purposes.  The remainder of the $2500.00 will be split among the team group members.  Therefore, they will all be receiving $250.00.   The contest is lponsered by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. and Scholastic Inc.  The MHS EAST facilitator is Brandi Anthony.
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