Congratulations goes out to five elementary students from Hilton Elementary School, who were recently recognized with the President’s Environmental Youth Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Representing Region 5 in the Grade Level K-5 age group, Eliza Chen, Eloise Chen, Emmeline Chen, Mary Rose Geiser, and Michael Geiser signed up as a team to compete in the Philadelphia Zoo UNLESS Contest, and the team chose to study closely the monarch butterfly because they migrate through Northeast Ohio. The five students decided to help save the monarch butterfly by inspiring their friends, family, and community to remove threats and preserve habitat to help the monarch in its migration through the Cuyahoga Valley and Northeast Ohio. The students’ award and their accomplishment is linked to the Federal EPA’s website, and you can read a full press release by visiting their site here
. Congratulations to our elementary students, whose passion for the Monarch Butterfly, and helping others realize that same value, has elevated to the highest levels of environmental recognition in the entire country. Way to go!