The Steward of America Essay Awards were won by four students at Palm Beach County schools. First place went to the middle school category and the first, second, and third places went to the high school category. The goal of the essay contest was to promote the mission of Stewards of America, LLC, which is to conserve natural environments for the next generation by inspiring the future Stewards of America.
The middle school essay was written on “What does the word stewardship mean to you and how can fostering a new generation of stewards change our world for the better?” The high school essay was written about: Aldo Leopold said, “When land does well for its owner, and the owner does well by his land – when both end up better by reason of their partnership – then we have conservation.” How does this concept show the personal and social responsibility we have to conserve land for future generations?
Sarah Palumbo (8th Grader at Eagles Landing Middle School last year) won the first place award. Jhanelle Bisasor (12th Grader at Suncoast Community High School) won the first place award. Laurie Laborde and Stephanie Maravankin, from Wellington High School, respectively won second and third place in the high school category. First and Second place winners were awarded with a sterling silver stewardship ring of their choice. Third place winners received an Environmental T-shirt. All winners received a certificate.
REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office - Oct. 2013