Durgee leaders bring green message to elementary students

The Durgee Junior High School Leadership Team (DLT) has gone green, and members are busy spreading the word to Baldwinsville elementary students about how they can save energy and natural resources.

The DLT is a group of 42 ninth-graders who were selected by their teachers for the team because of their leadership abilities. One of their goals is to create positive activities that facilitate student development and create a positive environment in the junior high school. Over the summer, during their leadership training, the students decided to branch out district wide with world issues that they could educate younger students about.

The DLT has been researching green statistics, facts and kid-friendly ideas for saving energy. They've also designed a character they named Factelf. He's prominently featured on a webpage the students designed, along with tips for children on how they can save energy, recycle and create a cleaner environment. The page can be accessed at bville.org. Click on the link to Durgee. On Durgee's page, click on the link to DLT, and look for the Factelf.

On Dec. 3, the DLT piloted their environmental education program in the fifth-grade classrooms of Elden Elementary School. They're planning to visit the rest of the district's elementary schools to share their environmental knowledge.

Members of the DLT are Maria Teresa Bianchetti, Amanda Bonaventura, Sara Bovee, Krista Brower, Uliana Burko, Elizabeth Cacciola, Nancy Canning, Patrick Colligan, Kim Contant, Ashley Czyz, Justin Dalaba, Breanna Davidson, Sabrina Davidson, Nick Degroot, Casey Devlin, Gabriella Fedrizzi, Jackie Firenze, Mackenzie Fitzgerald, Adam Gentile, Deanna Gerde, Elizabeth Giromini, Colin Gooley, William Hython, Adam Lauko, Emma Manning, Stephanie Meeker, Erin Mohr, Clair Monnat, Maggie Monnat, Colleen Morgan, Taylor Pastore, Chelsey Pitcher, Christina Pompo, Nathan Porceng, Jessica Roberts, Morgan Schaut, Jade Seperack, Ryan Shelton, Stacy Tooke, Sara Waldron, Waverly Warren, Erica Wilcox.

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