Saturday, 03 August 2013 00:00
Throughout the year, the Town of North Hempstead sponsors environmental events for students aimed at educating them about the importance of preserving nature and their surroundings. This includes community clean-ups, grocery bag projects, poetry contests, the Environmental “Mock” Town Board and more.
The Town of North Hempstead recently honored more 250 students at the Clinton G. Martin Community Center.
Winners came from elementary schools across the Town including Saddle Rock and E.M. Baker in Great Neck, Searingtown in Albertson, Sousa and South Salem in Port
Washington, Harbor Hill in Greenvale, Cherry Lane in Carle Place, Hampton Street and Jackson Avenue in Mineola, Denton Avenue in New Hyde Park, and St. Mary’s and Munsey
Park schools in Manhasset. Students from Rushmore Middle School in Carle Place and New Hyde Park Memorial High School were also honored.
Kaiman was unable to attend due to a death in the family, but sent his appreciation to the students who have made such a difference.
“It has been a goal of my administration to make our youngest people aware of the significance of caring for the environment,” he said.
When asked what his favorite part of the program was, Albert Deluxe of Searingtown Elementary School said, “We drew pictures on grocery bags, I had fun drawing it. It is important to recycle.”