On Monday, April 22, Centerville Junior High celebrated its first annual Earth Day festival with lunchtime activities and informational booths.
The event was organized by the school's student leadership class and teacher Jeremy Vilkins who reports, "We were really happy to get so many campus clubs involved in the first year. Nearly every student group stepped up and did something green for the planet."
The school's cooking club tested student designed solar ovens for heating pizza while the book club worked with the library to organize a selection of environmentally themed books. The Anime Club drew Earth Day themed art while other students organized seed planting relay contests, recycling basketball toss games, quiz competitions and more.
Teachers and staff members from across the campus also got into the act helping students with their booths and wearing Earth Day t-shirts. Leadership students re-used spring themed decorations from the weekend dance to decorate the campus with an Earth Day theme.