Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Claire Windsor, the 2018 valedictorian of Travelers Rest High School, has been given the 2018 Greater Greenville Sanitation District- Sustainable Schools Program Environmental (SSP) Scholarship. Winsdor was chosen from students all across the Greenville County School District and will receive a $1,000 Scholarship.
Michael Eudy, the science department chair at Travelers Rest High, stated, “One of Claire’s biggest accomplishments while at Travelers Rest High was a recycling program that she single-handedly researched, implemented, promoted, and evaluated. As an adviser on this project, it was amazing to watch Claire work so hard to try and get her fellow students to buy into the recycling campaign.”
Graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree related to the environment, public education, waste management or sustainability are able to apply for the SSP Scholarship. Finalist are selected on the basis of their past work in their school and/or community to help with waste minimization.
While at Travelers Rest High School, Windsor has been an officer in Beta Club, National Honor Society, Lions Club, and the ecological awareness club, TR Green. This fall she plans to attend the University of South Carolina Honors College to double major in Global and Environmental studies.
About the Sustainable Schools Program:
The Greater Greenville Sanitation District Sustainable Schools program was developed to advance sustainable solid waste practices through education. All programs are designed under the guidance of Greater Greenville Sanitation’s Education Advisory Council which is an advisory group made up of educators and sustainability experts throughout Greenville County.