At their 10th Anniversary Annual Meeting at the Shaker Lakes Nature Center, the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership recognized Hawken School students for their years of work, honoring their efforts with the distinction of “Watershed Heroes.”
Hawken students, under a school mission that incorporates community engagement and service into its curriculum, have dedicated four years of work towards watershed improvement by completing projects that have included removing invasive species, building and maintaining bio-swales, stream clean-up, and storm drain stenciling.
At the meeting, Hawken students were also recognized for their work in collaboration with community activist and octogenarian, Ms. Virginia Havens, to improve Rockefeller Park.
Besides their work with the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership, Hawken students are actively involved in other community service projects, including tutoring and health mentoring programs at the Chagrin Falls Park Community Center, and food distribution services with the Heights Emergency Food Center.
Hawken School is an independent, nonsectarian, coed day school of 984 students, grades pre-K through 12, located on two campuses in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland and at University Circle. Founded in 1915, Hawken is recognized as one of the premier college preparatory schools in the nation with a diverse student body participating in a challenging program of academics, arts, and athletics that prepares them to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s world.
~ Submitted by Sue Amari, of Hawken School.