Last week, I photographed the P&G Future Friendly/National Geographic Find Your Footprint winner’s assembly. Schools across the nation submitted their best ideas for going green, they were narrowed down to six entries and the the public voted on the best one. Wouldn’t you know it that the second-graders at Walker Elementary in Springdale, Ark., won!
You can view their contest entry here.
The students didn’t know they had won the contest until it was announced during the assembly. Before the excitement began, their teacher Betsy, handed out special shirts, told them they were going to an early earth day celebration and kept the secret. You could tell she was very proud of her kids.
Springdale superintendent, Jim Rollins, gives a second-grade student a high-five after speaking during the assembly.
The greatest part of the day was watching the kids react when the announcement was made that they won. My favorite picture is of this little boy, Hunter, who was brought to tears by his excitement… such a sweet moment!