Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Students to be recognized for achievements at KGHS/KY NEED Youth Summit and Awards Luncheon April 23

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, April 08, 2015  
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 8, 2015) – The Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools (KGHS) program and the Kentucky National Energy Education Development (KY NEED) Project are hosting the eighth annual Youth Summit and Awards Luncheon April 23 in Frankfort. The event will recognize students and their outstanding accomplishments in promoting school and community health and environmental sustainability.


Students will showcase their projects beginning at 10 a.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center. At 11:30 a.m., inspirational speaker Michael Winters of The Climate Reality Project will discuss water, energy and food sustainability, as well as implementation of sustainability projects through classroom learning activities.


Students at Pikeville High School and West Hardin Middle School continue to inspire others as they again accomplish the Model Kentucky Green and Healthy School status.


Four schools worked closely with students to achieve KGHS status, the second highest level in the program, and will receive a KGHS Flag. They include Kit Carson Elementary School of Madison County, Morton Middle School of Fayette County, and Portland Elementary School and Virginia Chance School of Jefferson County. Additionally, Dishman-McGinnis Elementary School of Warren County will be receiving the KGHS Flag award as a school built to achieve environmental sustainability.


One school, Sayre School of Fayette County, will receive a bamboo plaque to honor their completion of three categories and achieving the School In Progress award status.


KGHS is a program of the Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC). KEEC will honor the KGHS Teacher of the Year at the event for her efforts during the 2014-2015 school year, and many years leading up to this one. In all, eight schools will receive eight KGHS awards. Additional students and schools will be recognized for their efforts through the KY NEED Project.


WHO:              Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools

                         Kentucky National Energy Education Development Project


WHAT:           KGHS and KY NEED Youth Summit and Awards Luncheon


WHEN:           Thursday, April 23, 2015, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. E.D.T.


WHERE:         Frankfort Convention Center

                        405 Mero St.

                        Frankfort, KY 40601