June 30, 2010

Florida 5th Grade Class Raises $1000 for Reef Check

The Fifth Grade Class at Embassy Creek Elementary in Cooper City, Florida recently donated $1000 to Reef Check. One hundred and fifty students researched environmental and social service organizations and presented persuasive essays to their classmates. The students then voted on the recipients of the contribution, raised through a candy sale. Reef Check was chosen for the environmental category, while the OC Foundation was the social service category nomination.

Reef Check representative, William Djubin of Ocean Rehab Initiative Inc., accepted the donation on Reef Check’s behalf at the awards ceremony on June 8th.

Many thanks go out to all the students at Embassy Creek Elementary for their generous support! Click here to see a copy of the winning essay.