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The Fifth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge Awards Ceremony held on May 10, 2017 at the Long Key Nature Center

Another exciting P3 Eco-Challenge Awards ceremony held on May 10, 2017 at the beautiful Long Key Nature Center in Davie! Broward County Public Schools’ environmental stewards and schools were celebrated and awarded with generous prizes from our wonderful sponsors. We had a new category, Custodial Staff, and more nominees than ever before applied. Environmental stewards from all over the district showed off their initiatives in gardening, recycling, create sustainable programs, and volunteerism in community outreach to preserve our planet’s resources for now and the future. The awards ceremony celebrated schools and individuals for their environmental accomplishments.

The 2017 top prize school winner was Tequesta Trace Middle School and the runner up was Beachside Montessori Village. The top educators were Tara Dukanauskas (North Andrews Gardens Elementary), Mitchell Comiskey (Forest Glen Middle), and Vincent Newman (McArthur High School). The top Non-Instructional Individual was Monica Chavakula from Orange Brook School and the top Custodial Staff was Greggory Lockwood from Lakeforest Elementary School. The top students were Kenneth Hardemon-Pace (Orange Brook Elementary), Ethan Wigutow (Nova Middle), and Kimberly Correia (South Broward High School).

See all winners, nominees and prizes here2017 P3 Winners and Nominees_w_Prizes-FINAL

See all nominees’ bios and summaries here2017_P3_Bios_Summaries

2017 Program2017_P3_Event_Program and revised program agenda insert: 2017_P3_Program_Agenda_Rev

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(R) Broward County Vice Mayor Beam Furr with Susan Cantrick, BCPS Applied Learning Director

 

Keynote Speaker David Mizejewski (NWF spokesperson) with Flamingo Gardens owls

Tim Center, Exec. Dir. Sustainable Florida presenting school award to Linda Gancitano of Driftwood Middle

Tim Center of Sustainable Florida presenting the District Award to SB Member Laurie Rich Levinson

Student nominees with SB Member Laurie Rich Levinson (R)

Elementary Student winner Kenneth Hardemon-Pace of Orange Brook Elementary

Middle Student winner Ethan Wigutow of Nova Middle

Keyla Correia accepting award for her sister, Student High School winner, Kimberly Correia of South Broward High School

Elementary Educator nominees

Elementary Educator winner, Tara Dukanauskas from North Andrews Elementary

Middle Educator nominees

Middle Educator winner, Mitchell Comiskey of Forest Glen Middle

High School Educator nominees

Custodial nominees

Custodial Staff winner, Greggory Lockwood of Lakeforest Elementary

Non-Instructional nominees

Non-instructional winner, Monica Chavakula of Orange Brook Elementary

PSA Videos Top 3: Tequesta Trace Middle, Silver Ridge Elementary, Orange Brook Elementary (winner)

School Category 1 nominees representatives

 more to come!

The Fourth Annual P3 Eco-Challenge Awards Ceremony – May 11, 2016

P3 Eco Challenge Awards 5_11_16 (2)Broward County Public Schools’ environmental stewards and schools were celebrated at the fourth P3 Eco-Challenge Awards Ceremony held on May 11, 2016 at the Long Key Nature Center in Davie. We had more nominees than ever before and each of them were outstanding in all their efforts to recycle, garden, create sustainable initiatives, and volunteer in community outreach to preserve our planet's resources for now and the future. The awards ceremony celebrated schools and individuals for their environmental accomplishments.

The 2016 top prize school winner was Wilton Manors Elementary School and the runner up was Tequesta Trace Middle School. The top educators were Karen Gonzalez (Silver Ridge Elementary), Linda Gancitano (Driftwood Middle), and Cynthia Nowicki (Whispering Pines School). The top Non-Instructional Individual was James Sanderson from New River Middle School. The top students were Nathanael Lully (Royal Palm Elementary School), Gabriel Garmendia (Apollo Middle), and Kendra Perkins (South Plantation High School).

See all winners, nominees and prizes here2016_P3_Eco-Challenge_Winners_Nominees_Prizes

See all nominees’ bios and summaries here2016_P3_Bios_Summaries_rev

2016 ProgramP3_Eco-Challenge_Awards_Program_2016

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Overall Winner: Wilton Manors Elementary School representatives with School Board Member Mrs. Patricia Good (L)

Tequesta Trace Middle

Runner-Up Overall Category: Tequesta Trace Middle School representatives with SB Mrs. Good (R)

2016 Sponsors

P3 2016 Sponsors with (L-R) Guy Barmoha, Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Sheri Potter, Izy Burns, SB Member Mrs. Patricia Good

Student Winners

Student Winners: (L-R) SB Member Mrs. Patricia Good, Nathanael Lully, Gabriel Garmendia, Kendra Perkins, SB Member Mrs. Laurie Rich-Levinson

Third Annual P3 Eco-Challenge Awards Ceremony - April 29, 2015

Outstanding Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) environmental stewards were celebrated at the third P3 Eco-Challenge Awards Ceremony held on April 29, 2015 at the Long Key Nature Center in Davie. All nominees certainly live up to what P3 means — Preserving our Planet for Posterity — through their efforts to recycle, garden, create sustainable initiatives, and volunteer in community outreach to preserve our planet's resources for now and the future. The awards ceremony celebrated schools and individuals for their environmental accomplishments.

The 2015 top prize school winner was McFatter Technical High School and the runner up for all categories was Whispering Pines Center.  The top educators were Lynn Walsh, Diana Dworzan, and Jessica Brown. The top volunteer was Dr. David Kerstetter and the top students were Connor Fahy, Dylan Navarro, and Ariel Elazar. See 2015_P3_Program

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Pictured above: Daniel Stackhouse and Lillie Henry, McFatter Technical High School staff holding the $2,500 top prize

Second Annual P3 Eco-Challenge Awards Ceremony – May 14, 2014

Our second P3 Eco-Challenge Awards Ceremony was an exciting event. It was held on May 14, 2014 at the beautiful Long Key Nature Center in Davie. The event began with a wonderful performance by the Deerfield Beach High School Jazz Band. Mr. Jose Dotres, BCPS Chief Academic Officer provided the opening remarks and Broward County Mayor, Barbara Sharief and BCPS Chair, Patti Good, and Dr. Jeanine Gendron, Director of STEM and Instructional Resources Dept., welcomed everyone to the ceremony. Winning students, administrators, educators, volunteers and schools were awarded prizes by School Board Member Ann Murray (District 1). School Board Vice-Chair Donna P. Korn (At-Large) and SBBC Member Nora Rupert (District 7) attended the ceremonies. Keynote speaker Dr. Michael Heithaus, FIU Professor and Executive Director of the School of Environmental, Art and Society and host of National Geographic Crittercam, was the keynote speaker. The delicious food donated by Whole Foods. Prizes: Over $10,000 in cash and $10,000 in-kind donations. Overall school winner for the $2,000 prize was New River Middle School and the runner-up for $1,000 prize was Lake Forest Elementary School. Individual school categories, with a $500 prize, Peters Elementary won in the School Grounds Enhancement category and Driftwood Middle School for School Sustainability. Other category winners were: Maplewood Elementary for Curriculum Integration, Bright Horizons School for Community Involvement, Forest Hills Elementary for Administrative Support, and Welleby Elementary for Innovation/Special Projects.

Winners (all winners, prizes and nominees can be found at ../winners/)

  • Administrator: Harold 'Chip' Osborn, principal of Walter C. Young Middle School won an eReader
  • Students: Rachel Supnick (Manatee Bay Elementary School), Kelby Drews (Driftwood Middle School), and Jasmin Ouseph (West Broward High School) won eReaders
  • Educators: Nancy McElligott (Wingate Oaks Center), Colleen Dietz (Driftwood Middle), and Gustavo Junco (West Broward High) won $500 and educational programs.
    Administrator: Jack Vesey, principal of Westglades Middle
  • Volunteer: Dana Martin, volunteer at New River Middle – won eReader

See 2014_P3_Event Program

First Annual P3 Eco-Challenge Awards Ceremony – 2013-14

2013 P3 Eco-Challenge Student Winners: (L-R) Jetty Porter (Margate Elementary School), Superintendent Robert Runcie, Julia Severance (Westpine Middle School), School Board Member Ann Murray (District 1), Andre Lindsay (South Plantation High School)

Our first P3 Eco-Challenge Awards Ceremony was an event to remember. It was held on May 15, 2013 at the Long Key Nature Center in Davie. P3 stands for Preserving our Planet for Posterity and all nominees certainly live up to the name of preserving our planet for now and the future through among other things, recycling, gardening, creating sustainable initiatives, and volunteering in community outreach. Winning students, administrators, educators, volunteers and schools were awarded prizes for their stewardship by Superintendent Robert Runcie and School Board Member Ann Murray (District 1). School Board Member Nora Rupert (District 7) and Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Director of Broward County’s Natural Resources Planning and Management Division welcomed everyone to the ceremony. Dr. Jurado was recently honored by President Obama as a “Champion of Change,” which is part of the federal administration’s “Winning the Future Initiative.” Roxanne Paul of the National Wildlife Federation gave opening remarks and Shannon Estenoz, Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives, US Department of Interior, was the keynote speaker. Broward County Public School District is the first in the nation to receive system-wide National Wildlife Federation Certification in July 2012.

Following a wonderful performance by the Driftwood Middle School Jazz Band, winners were presented with their prizes and awards, thanks to our generous sponsors.

P3 Awards Ceremony Program – P3_Program_2013

P3 Media Releases – NatureScape Newsletter June 2013, and 2013 P3 Recognition Ceremony2

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The Driftwood Middle School Jazz Band performing at the Awards Ceremony. School Board Member Nora Rupert (R) provided opening remarks.

Driftwood Middle First Place

Driftwood Middle School Staff accepting First Place Overall School Award from School Board Member Ann Murray (L) and Superintendent Runcie (R)

Silver Ridge Elementary

Silver Ridge Elementary staff receiving their First Place Elementary School Overall award with School Member Ann Murray (L) and Superintendent Runcie (R)

Keri Porter

Keri Porter (C) accepting her award for First Place Elementary Educator with School Board Member Ann Murray (L) and Superintendent Runcie (R)

Jerilyn Habenicht

First Place Middle School Educator winner, Jerilyn Habenicht (C) with her students

Pam Krauss

First Place High School Educator winner Pamela Krauss (C) with School Board Member Ann Murray (L) and Superintendent Runcie (R)

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Administrator Winner, Jack Vesey (L), Westglades Middle Principal, chatting with School Board Member Ann Murray (R)

All student nominees

All student nominees

2013 Awards Ceremonies – to see all pictures — click here

2013 List of Winners and Nominees – click here

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