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Local students win cash prizes for their schools in Sanitation's 2006 "Golden Apple Awards"

June 8, 2006 | Vito A. Turso / Ana Lafe (646) 885-5020

Press Release # 06-29, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty today announced the winning schools for the 2006 Golden Apple Awards. School projects focusing on recycling, waste prevention, and neighborhood beautification received honors and cash prizes from the NYC Department of Sanitation.

The annual competition (open only to schools in New York City) consisted of three contests: TrashMasters! Super Recyclers, showcasing model NYC school recycling programs; TrashMasters! Reduce and Reuse Challenge, rewarding innovative waste prevention practices; and TrashMasters! Team Up to Clean Up, which for the past 28 years has encouraged students to clean up and beautify their schools and neighborhoods.

In each Golden Apple Awards contest, schools competed within their grade division (elementary, intermediate, or high school) for borough and citywide honors by conceiving and completing cross-curriculum projects that met standards established by the New York State Department of Education.

The Golden Apple Awards represents one of a handful of competitions in the entire country that requires the submission of real-world results. Schools entering the contests must demonstrate their students' efforts with essays, photos, drawings, and other classroom work. Submissions are judged by officials from the Departments of Education and Sanitation, and representatives from several local environmental organizations.

The Citywide Winner schools received $6,000 each; Borough Winners, $3,000; Runners-Up, $1,500; and Honorable Mention, $750.

Commissioner Doherty said: "This year's outstanding project entries demonstrated how teachers from different subject areas and their students can collaborate to accomplish inspiring beautification and waste prevention initiatives. I applaud the efforts of every student and every teacher who participated in these projects."
 
The complete list of winning schools and descriptions of their projects is posted on the Department of Sanitation's waste prevention website, www.nyc.gov/nycwasteless/goldenapple.

NYC Department of Sanitation
2006 Golden Apple Awards Winners

TrashMasters! Super Recyclers

Grade Division

Borough

Award

Prize

School Name

Elementary

Queens

Borough & Citywide Winner

$6,000

Ramon Suarez PS 239

Elementary

Queens

Borough Runner-Up

$1,500

David Porter PS 94

Elementary

Brooklyn

Borough Winner

$3,000

Roberto Clemente PS 19

Intermediate

Brooklyn

Borough Honorable Mention

$750

Mark Hopkins IS 33

Intermediate

Brooklyn

Borough Honorable Mention

$750

IS 330 Urban Assembly School for the Urban Environment

High School

Manhattan

Borough Honorable Mention

$750

High School for Environmental Studies

High School

Brooklyn

Borough Notable Mention

(n/a)

E.R. Murrow High School

 

 

 

 

 

TrashMasters! Reduce and Reuse Challenge

Grade Division

Borough

Award

Prize

School Name

Elementary

Queens

Borough & Citywide Winner

$6,000

Ramon Suarez PS 239

Elementary

Queens

Borough Runner-Up

$1,500

Alexander Graham Bell PS 205

Elementary

Queens

Borough Honorable Mention

$750

David Porter PS 94

Elementary

Brooklyn

Borough Winner

$3,000

E C Blum PS 46

Elementary

Staten Island

Borough Winner

$3,000

Graniteville PS 22

Intermediate

Queens

Borough & Citywide Winner

$6,000

P 233 @ 827

Intermediate

Queens

Borough Honorable Mention

$750

IS 87 Q

Intermediate

Brooklyn

Borough Honorable Mention

$750

John Ericsson JHS 126

High School

Brooklyn

Borough Winner

$3,000

Roy Campanella OTC P721K

High School

Queens

Borough Honorable Mention

$750

P 233 Q @ 875

 

 

 

 

 

TrashMasters! Team Up to Clean Up

Grade Division

Borough

Award

Prize

School Name

Elementary

Manhattan

Borough & Citywide Winner

$6,000

Franklin Delano Roosevelt PS 34

Elementary

Queens

Borough Winner

$3,000

Alexander Graham Bell PS 205

Elementary

Queens

Borough Runner-Up +

NYRP Rose Award

$1,500

PS 224 @ 26Q Rufus King School

Elementary

Brooklyn

Borough Winner

$3,000

P 369 K @ 67 Coy L Cox School

Intermediate

Queens

Borough & Citywide Winner

$6,000

Chris Galas PS 47

High School

Staten Island

Borough & Citywide Winner

$6,000

St. Joseph Hill Academy

High School

Bronx

Borough Honorable Mention

$750

Bronx Expeditionary Learning High School

High School

Brooklyn

Borough Honorable Mention

$750

W.E.B. DuBois High School