A Cherokee County School District student has won a statewide science poster contest!
River Ridge High School senior Riley Herrick earned top honors in the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts' competition to promote conservation education.
The annual contest, which is open to all Georgia students in kindergarten through 12th grade, is part of the organization’s Stewardship Program that teaches students how to best protect and support natural resources.
The theme was “Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?” with a goal of educating students and the community as a whole about the importance of pollinators. Riley’s award-winning poster highlights facts about bees in a mixed-media design. Riley, who studies business communications as her Career Pathway, now advances to the National Association of Conservation Districts’ competition.
Riley will be congratulated by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools with a virtual recognition during the School Board’s March meeting.
“Understanding the science that surround us and plays a role in our daily life is important knowledge for all of our students to master, and I’m so proud of Riley for demonstrating this at an award-winning level,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “Congratulations to Riley and to her business and marketing education teacher Amy Klemm, who I know is incredibly proud of her student’s outstanding example of effective communications and marketing.”
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