Greenville High ROTC students want to make a difference at their school and in their community.
I spoke to students about the PALS Environmental Education Program, and all the programs they could get involved with at their school and in their community. Students were given boxes for recycling, trash bags for their car, and green wristbands proclaiming PALS motto: "Don’t Drop It On Alabama."
ROTC students were given the opportunity to enter PALS Poster and Essay Contest. The theme for the Contest for 2013 is "What Makes Alabama a Clean and Beautiful State." The first place winner receives $250 and is honored at the annual Governor’s Awards Luncheon.
Another program recognizing schools is the state award for the Alabama Clean Campus. The scholarships are $1,000 for first place, $750 second place and $500 third place.
Students also took advantage of the PALS "Adopt An Area" Program. This area will be important to them personally. PALS will provide them with the tools and incentive to keep their treasured area clean and beautiful for future generations. They were provided with an "Adopt-An-Area" sign. They made a commitment to maintain and keep this area litter free. This is a volunteer program and they pledged their time and efforts to maintain this area.
Alabama PALS looks forward to the opportunity of working with Greenville High School ROTC students in an effort to make Alabama a cleaner and more beautiful state.
Mary Stanford is the PALS State Clean Campus Coordinator.