Students Honored for Green Initiatives

Robert Frost Middle School student Gianna Locker is a scholarship recipient in the Babylon Covantage Ecotech program. Expanding upon her eighth-grade curriculum knowledge, Locker studied the possibility of generating fuel production from goose droppings and developed a comprehensive science research project, which took first place in the competition. She was assisted throughout the research process by teacher Dawn Ferro, who was also recognized for her leadership in science education with the Teacher Advantage Award.   

In addition, John F. Kennedy Intermediate students Adriene Campos and Alyssa Rivera took first and second place, respectively, in the Babylon Covanta Recycling Poster Contest. These students identified key issues in the areas of pollution and waste and created viable solutions that address and remedy these problems.

Sponsored by the Town of Babylon in partnership with Covanta Energy Inc., these awards are presented annually to top-ranking school science projects with eco-tech themes. The projects, which in the past have included themes such as alternate fuel generation, emissions reduction, environmental mitigation and sustainable building methods and materials, are meant to help introduce new and creative ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

Pictured below, science teacher Dawn Ferro and Robert Frost Middle School student Gianna Locker were honored by the Babylon Covantage program for their work in the areas of environmental preservation.