Southwood High School Cowboy EAST receives awards


Southwood High School Cowboy EAST receives awards
8/9/2013 3:44:39 PM

On November 14, 2007, Southwood High School's EAST lab was recognized at the Sixteenth Anniversary National Philanthropy Day Luncheon. We received the Outstanding Young Leaders Award, for our work with Chimp Haven, the Shreveport Animal Shelter, Shreveport Green, and our many other volunteer projects within the community.

Click to enlargeOn November 14, 2007 the Cowboy EAST at Southwood High School in Shreveport, La was recognized at the 16th Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Profesionals. Because of their numerous public service endeavors they were awarded the "Outstanding Young Leaders Award". The Cowboy EAST has performed over 500 hours of community service at the Caddo Parish Animal Shelter, The Shreveport Green community renewal program, The Chimp Haven chimpanzee rehabilitation center, The Gingerbread house for abused women and children, Shriner's Hospital for Children and many others.

Click to enlargeAlso on January 20th, 2008 the Cowboy EAST was awarded the "Volunteer of the Year" Award by Chimp Haven.

Click to enlargeChimp Haven is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide lifetime care for chimpanzees who have been retired from medical research, the entertainment industry or no longer wanted as pets. The organization was founded in 1995 by professionals from the primatological, pharmaceutical, animal protection, zoo and business communities.
Student in Cowboy EAST have partnered with Chimp Haven since 2006, providing assistance during Chimpanzee Discovery Days, a free public event held seven times a year at the sanctuary in south Caddo.

Click to enlargeEast Lab students designed the Endangered Species of Africa exhibit on display at each Discovery Day. They continue to staff the exhibit and provide interactive games and activities for visitors. In 2007, Southwood High School East Lab students provided more than 300 hours at Chimp Haven.Click to enlarge


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