MYRTLE BEACH — Four Horry County schools, five educators and one support staff employee received environmental awards during the Horry County Solid Waste Authority’s 20th annual Environmental Awards Banquet Aug. 7 in Conway, according to a news release from the county.
Early College High School, Daisy Elementary School, Lakewood Elementary School and Ocean Bay Middle School were each awarded the Gold Star Award for their exceptional efforts in their school recycling programs during the 2012-13 school year, including the classroom paper recycling program as well as the cafeteria recycling program.
Kim Mendez of Black Water Middle School was named the 2012-13 Recycling Liaison of the Year for her leadership and diligence in promoting recycling and environmental awareness in her school. Myra Johnson of Green Floyds Elementary School, Mickie Mullins of Forestbrook Elementary School, Danielle McColl of Lakewood Elementary, Mark Porter of Loris Elementary School and Renea Fowler of North Myrtle Beach Primary School were each presented the Recycling Super Star of the Year Award for their dedication and leadership in conserving the environment at school and in the community. All have successfully created sustainable recycling and waste reduction programs within their schools.
For more information, call the solid waste authority at 843-347-1651, or visit www.SolidWasteAuthority.org.
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