The Griggs Elementary, Green Team is a group of 4th grade students that serves as Griggs recycling team as well as its campus beautification team. These students along with their sponsors; Andrea Rice and Monica Johnson, applied for a campus beautification grant in the fall and with the money received purchased supplies for the school garden. The Green Team dedicated the Griggs Green Zone, a garden area which previously was an empty space and now consists of a flower garden, picnic tables, swings, and benches. The team also used money earned through the on-campus aluminum can recycling program for planting supplies and furniture.
At a recent dedication Griggs' Partners in Education who contributed generously to the Green Team and the Green Zone were honored. The school gives a huge thank you to its Partners; Lowe's, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Johnny's RV, Sound Associates Inc., McDonald Muffler, Keep Mobile Beautiful, and Griggs PTA.
Griggs Elementary also honored two special families who have lost loved ones that were a dear part of the Griggs Family; Mr. Douglas Freeman a long-time volunteer, and MaLiyah Hollingsworth a 3rd grade student who died tragically this January. The Green Team planted two trees in their honor and a memorial plaque was presented to the families.
Congratulations to the members of The Green Team for their hardwork and dedication to investing in beautifying their school! The Green Team pictured above: Bryleigh Braswell, Paige Bowen, Monica Vega, Savannah Hudson, Trent Smith, Shaneva Jones, Ruby Yerena, Shiv Patel, Sarah LaFrenier, Desiree Ott, Madison Stringer, Hailey Martin, Anna Rice, Jacob McArthur, Cindy Nguyen, Jacquelin Linn, Natali Gonzales, Liliana Alvarez, Thao Do, Claudia Lyons, Gracie Long, Marissa Carson, and Shelby Walker.