Passion for the Environment Prevails as $500,000 in Grants and Scholarships Awarded to Teens
|Lexus and Scholastic Announce Final Winners of the 2011-2012 Lexus Eco Challenge
From Hawaii to New York, student teams were honored today for their innovative environmental programs and rewarded with a total of $500,000 in scholarships and grants.
Two Grand Prize winners earned $30,000 each, and eight First Place winning teams were awarded $15,000 each. 'The Green Musketeers' from Jericho High School in Jericho, New York, and the 'One-Towel Wonders' from SCAPA Bluegrass in Lexington, Ky., were the Grand Prize winners. 'The Green Musketeers' created their own filtration system with the goal of patenting it, selling it, and using profits toward developing systems in third-world countries. The 'One-Towel Wonders' demonstrated how a simple idea – using one towel per person, per week – would benefit the environment. For their efforts, each grand prize winner will receive $30,000, of which the school will receive a grant for $7,000, the teacher advisor will get a $3,000 grant, and the students will share $20,000 in scholarships.
Since the program was created, the Lexus Eco Challenge has awarded $4 million in scholarships and grants to empower middle and high school students to learn about the environment and take action to improve it.
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