J. R. Lewis Awards
Keep Troup Beautiful inspected Troup County elementary schools for the annual J. R. Lewis School Pride Award on Wednesday, April 15th. The top three schools were chosen for exceptional beautification and cleanliness of the school campus.
A panel of five judges including KTB board members and community leaders traveled to eight elementary schools including: Hillcrest, Mountville, Whitesville Road, Cannon Street, Berta Weathersbee, Ethel W. Kight, Rosemont and Hollis Hand.
The schools were well groomed; grass mowed and flowers in bloom. Halls proudly displayed student artwork and murals. It was evident that the students, teachers and staff members were very proud of each school.
The 2004 winners of the J.R. Lewis are: Rosemont Elementary, Ethel Kight Magnet School and Hillcrest Elementary. Each school will receive student gardening kits and a banner to proudly display on campus during the Troup County School Board Meeting Thursday, May 20th at 5:30pm. The board members of Keep Troup Beautiful would like to thank all the schools that participated.
If your organization or school would like more information on a wide range of topics including composting, recycling and environmental issues call the Keep Troup Beautiful office at 884-9922 or visit Keeptroupbeautiful.com. It’s everyone’s responsibility to keep Troup County clean.
Picture: The Rosemont Junior Gardening Club (4th and 5th graders) release a butterfly as part of the year-end party. The club picked up trash, studied the environment and planted flowers and trees. Rosemont Elementary was awarded one of three J.R. Lewis School Pride Awards from Keep Troup Beautiful which emphasizes a clean and beautiful campus. Left: Jared Lovin, Jake Murphy, Acreia Williams, Christian McGruder, Mrs. Cadenhead, Brittany Jennings (sitting) Right: Nikki Clepper, Alyssa Neese, Chasitee Culpepper, Briana Allen, Mrs. Lindsey and Chasity Thompson (sitting).