Winners of the 2023 – 2024 Green Schools Quest!

May 7, 2024 | Green Schools, Homepage Featured

We had a record turnout at this 17th Annual Green Schools Event on April 25 where all of this year’s Green Schools Quest Schools & Mentors were celebrated and winners of this year’s Quest were announced. Congratulations to the winners an all the schools for building a more sustainable community and a greener future. At the annual event, we enjoyed tours of the University City School District grounds with lots of sustainable features (thanks for hosting us U City School District!), poster displays about Quest projects, and a panel discussion featuring students from several Quest schools.

Congrats to this year’s winners!

Elementary School

  • 1st: City Garden Montessori School – Mentor, Mini Laird and School Leader, Lauren Denney
  • 2nd: Kingston Elementary – Mentor, John Sode and School Leader, Kelly Clark
  • 3rd: Principia School – Mentor, Robert Barnacle and School Leader, Lynne Scott

Middle School

  • 1st: Brittany Woods Middle School (U City) – School Leader, Anne Cummings
  • 2nd: Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School – Mentor, Anne Faeth-Boyd and School Leader, Melissa Breed-Parks
  • 3rd: Marian Middle School – Mentor, Porscha Hayes and School Leader, Nicolle von der Heyde

High School

  • 1st: Pattonville High School – Mentor, Maggie McCoy and School Leader, Lauren Church
  • 2nd: Central High School (Springfield, MO) – Mentor, Brooke Widmar and School Leader, Paul Epps
  • 3rd: St. Louis University High – Mentor, Patrick Arnold and School Leader, Anne Marie Lodholz

Spotlight Awards

  • Theme of the Year: Kirkwood High School – Mentor, Sarah Kim and School Leader, Mandy Melton and Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School – Mentor, Patrick Arnold and School Leader, Sallie Glaser
  • Sustainability Champion: Ladue Horton Watkins High School – Mentor, Chris Ruth and School Leader, Kelley Krejnik
  • Rookie of the Year: Pershing Elementary (U City)- Mentor, Anne Cummings and School Leader, Lora Davenport
  • Judges Choice: Fern Ridge High School (Parkway) – Mentor, Emily Forthaus, P.E. and School Leader, Rachel Metze
  • Community Impact: Columbia Elementary (SLPS) – Mentor, Zach Greene and School Leader, Britt Tate Beaugard Ed.D.

Check out all the Quest projects – and prepare to be inspired!

Thank you to our Green Schools Sponsors for their support in another successful Quest and Green Schools Event!

  • Event Sponsor – Supporter: St. Louis Children’s Hospital – BJC Health Care
  • Event Sponsor – Promoter: BRS Architects, LLP | St. Louis Composting – Total Organics Recycling
  • Annual Green Schools Champions: Ameren Missouri | ESCO Technologies | Innovative Technology Education Fund | Block
  • Annual Green Schools Supporters: Cordogan Clark | St. Louis County Department of Public Health
  • This program is supported in part by the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Want to learn more? The Green Schools Quest is part of the Show-Me Green Schools suite of programs co-delivered by Missouri Gateway Green Building Council and the Missouri Environmental Education Association. Visit the Show-Me Green Schools website – or check out registration for SCHOOLS or MENTORS!

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