• 70°
Hartselle Enquirer

Falkville school wins 3M award

By Staff
Clif Knight, Hartselle Enquirer
Falkville Elementary School has received another honor for its outdoor classroom.
It was recently named as recipient of the 3M Environmental School of the Year Award in cooperation with the Decatur Recycling Department.
The award was presented to Principal Hank Summerford by James Fincher, 3M site manager, and Jerry Jessup, 3M environmental health and safety coordinator.
"We're very excited. It's a big honor for our school," Summerford said. "The credit belongs to a lot of different people and organizations that have contributed to the project. They include our students who have worked very hard, our Partners in Education and other local businesses and civic organizations.
The award is given annually to the school in Morgan County, Decatur and Hartselle judged best all-around in promoting environmental education.
To commemorate the honor the school received a 3M multi-media projector.
The awards program is coordinated by Emily Johnson, Decatur recycling coordinator.
"I was so impressed when I received this year's applications and saw what Falkville Elementary is doing with its outdoor classroom and recycling projects," Johnson stated. "I'm glad they won. They are doing an excellent job of teaching environmental education and appreciation of our natural resources."
The outdoor classroom was recognized last May as the first in Morgan County and the 10th in the state to be certified by the Alabama Wildlife Federation and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. It also has been designated as a Schoolyard Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
The outdoor facility is used to teach students conservation, ecology and recycling.
Yard waste is composed and used to enrich the soil; rainwater is collected in barrels and used to water the plants and sunflowers and other blooming plants are grown to provide food for birds and butterflies.

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Challenger Matthew Frost unseats longtime Morgan Commissioner Don Stisher

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Cheers to 50 years  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Scott Stadthagen confirmed to University of West Alabama Board of Trustees 

Editor's picks

Hartselle graduate creates product for amputees 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Tigers roar in Athens soccer win

Danville

Local family raises Autism awareness through dirt racing  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Three Hartselle students named National Merit finalists  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Morgan chief deputy graduates from FBI National Academy

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle students collect food for good cause 

Falkville

Falkville to hold town-wide yard sale next month

At a Glance

Danville man dies after vehicle leaves Hudson Memorial Bridge 

Editor's picks

Clif Knight, former Hartselle mayor, Enquirer writer, dies at 88

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle Utilities reminds community April is safe digging month 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Teen powerhouse invited to compete in international strongman event

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Azaleas: An Alabama beauty 

Decatur

Master Gardeners plant sale returns in April

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Morgan leaders honored at annual banquet

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Local students selected for 2024 Blackburn Institute Class

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle sophomore represents Civil Air Patrol in D.C.  

Editor's picks

Hartselle council hires architect for new fire station, library and event center

At a Glance

PowerGrid Services in Hartselle evacuated for bomb threat

Morgan County

20 under 40: Trey Chowning

Falkville

20 under 40: TJ Holmes

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

20 under 40: Spencer Bell

x