NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) is encouraging local schools to nominate their recycling efforts for the University of Tennessee’s annual Good Sports Always Recycle (GSAR) program. Nominations can be submitted by all K-12 schools in Tennessee until October 3, 2017.
“I encourage all schools to nominate their recycling efforts for these awards,” said Gresham, who chairs the Senate Education Committee. “This is a tremendous opportunity to recognize our schools that go the extra mile for their students. These schools not only teach students to excel in the classroom, but also to respect and take responsibility for the environment.”
With the support of Eastman, Food City and Waste Connections, the University of Tennessee will award $1,000 to eight schools for the GSAR School Competition, $1,500 to one exemplary school for the GSAR Sustainability Steward Award and $1,500 for the Best New Program Award.
All winning schools will be recognized on-field and in a tailgate celebration at a University of Tennessee football game this fall.
“We all want Tennessee students to be the best they can be from academic performance to outstanding character. I applaud the efforts our schools are making to keep our communities clean and the future bright for all students,” added Gresham.
Gresham represents Senate District 26 which is comprised of Haywood, Fayette, Hardeman, Chester, McNairy, Hardin, Decatur and Henderson Counties. Gresham and her husband Will live on their farm in Fayette County.